What Is A Release On Your Own Recognizance

What Is A Release On Your Own Recognizance?

A suspect’s criminal trial may not begin for weeks or even months after he is arrested. Typically, the court will release the suspect from jail while he awaits trial in exchange for bail money. But sometimes, the court will release a suspect on his own recognizance instead. Here’s what you need to know about a […]
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Can the Police Search Your Vehicle During A DWI Stop?

Law enforcement officers are allowed to ask to see a driver’s license and registration during a traffic stop. They are also permitted to conduct sobriety tests if they believe the driver is intoxicated. But, can the police search your vehicle during a DWI stop? Here’s what you need to know to protect your rights: The […]
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When Should You Plead the Fifth?

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from being forced to incriminate themselves in criminal cases. A person who chooses to exercise this right to protection from self-incrimination is said to “plead the fifth.” When should a person plead the fifth? Here’s when you need to exercise this right: When You’re On Trial […]
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