How many times have you been stuck at home and bored out of your mind? It probably happens to you every once in a while. boredom has a tendency to squelch creativity, which leaves you stuck in a rut staring blankly into space. In can be especially hard to find something to do when you are stuck in a place with little resources, like jail for example.
Being bored when stuck at home is bad enough, being bored while stuck in jail is just plain horrifying. This is because there are things to do when you are bored at home. 1st Assured Bail Bonds and your Grand Rapids bondsman offers things to do when you are bored at home.more
When a friend or loved one gets arrested, you might be tempted to handle the whole thing all on your own. That’s not a good idea. Your best bet is to hire a bail bond agent from 1st Assured Bail Bonds in Grand Rapids.
Getting arrested is very stressful, not only for the person who is in jail, but for their family and friends as well. Jail is not a pleasant place to be. It is usually a cold place with unfriendly people who are not at all happy to be in their situation.
The truth is that being in jail will take a toll on you mentally, physically and emotionally. Sadly, you find yourself in a situation that can leave your finances in shambles as well. Unless, of course, you hire a bondsman. Here are a few really good reasons you should hire a bail bondsman should you find yourself in jail or if a friend or loved one winds up in jail.more
In our world right now there is a scale of problems that range from not getting the color of leather trim you desired in your Cadillac Escalade to running out of data while trying to watch the latest episode of Lost in Space on Netflix on your iPhone. And if you turn to social media to gripe about the bad day you are having because of this, get ready to suffer the wrath of people who just don’t care about your problems.
Truth be told, there are any numbers of things that happen that can utterly ruin your day. Here are just a few.more
If you have been charged with a crime, the first thing you want to do, after calling your bail bonds agency in Grand Rapids to get you out of jail, is finding a good attorney. Whether you are innocent or guilty, having the right lawyer to represent you will make all of the difference in the world when it comes to the outcome of your case. If you have never had to go to court before, it is unlikely that you already have a lawyer. Picking out the right attorney is more than just typing “good attorney” in Google and seeing what comes up. Here are a few tips to consider when searching for the right lawyer.more
Sometimes through actions that you don’t normally do or through mistakes or just plain bad luck, some of you will find yourselves in a situation with an unhappy consequence. You will wind up having to spend some time in jail. Unless you call 1st Assured Bail Bonds, your bail bonds service in Muskegon, then you will get out of jail as soon as possible.
But if that isn’t an option or you are just too stubborn to call a bondsman, then you will have to deal with the fact that you will spend at least some time in jail before you can get released. At the very least, you will have to spend the night in jail.
Now, this can be scary, even for people who have been to jail before. But it can really cause fear and anxiety for those who have never been behind bars before. What you need to remember is to stay calm, cool and keep telling yourself it is just for one night. Once you have accepted the fact that you have to spend the night in jail, you can then start thinking rationally about what you need to do to cope with such a horrifying situation.more
As you probably already know, a bail bond is an insurance policy that allows a person who has been arrested for a crime and charged get out of jail until their court date. A bail bond basically guarantees that the defendant will show up for all of their court appearances. But should they skip out and fail to show up to court, the policy then goes into default.
It is at this point when the bondsman from 1st Assured Bail Bonds of Grand Rapids has to pay the full amount of bail money to the court. This is not a situation in which you want to find yourself in if you were the person who paid the bond for the defendant. It is not a fun situation being on the hook for somebody you bailed out of jail. Just how can you protect yourself?more
Chores and running errands are just a part of life and never end. Just as soon as you drop off the kids at school and stop at the post office to mail a package, you get a text from your spouse asking if you can stop by the store to pick up a few necessities. You then get home only to have to endure chores.
You have to cook dinner. And then you have to clean up after dinner. You spend an hour scrubbing pots and pans and just as you finish the last one, your youngest son waltzes in the kitchen with another stack of plates to wash. You go to bed exhausted and completely defeated.
Is there anything worse than having to run errands and do chores? Yes, sitting in jail is much worse.
In fact, while you are sitting in jail, you will dream about all of the errands you used to do and the chores that you hated so much. But somehow, the errands and chores you hated so much don’t seem all that bad compared to sitting in jail. 1st Assured Bail Bonds, your Grand Rapids bondsman, gives you this list of errands and chores that are way better than sitting in jail.more
If you watch too much television, you have probably seen variations of the scene where an angry judge bangs his gavel and announces the defendant’s bond. The defendant, looking shocked and feeling despondent, consults with his attorney who assures him all is just fine. Now, even if the judge set the defendant’s bail at $100,000, in every television show, the next scene is the defendant out on bond while awaiting trial. Many people must wonder how this is possible. After all, there can’t be many people who are able to come up with that amount of money.
You see, bail works by releasing the defendant in exchange for money that the court will hold until the trial is complete. It is the hopes of the court that the defendant won’t want to sacrifice all of that money and show up at trial.
But just how does the defendant come up with all of that money? 1st Assured Bail Bonds, serving Muskegon, Kent and Barry, can explain.more
A bench warrant for your arrest can be issued for a number of legitimate reasons. If you are a no-show on the day you are supposed to be in court, the judge is likely to issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Even if you fail to show up for proceedings involving a moving traffic violation, the judge could choose to issue a bench warrant for your arrest.
A judge may sign off on a warrant for your arrest if you are a suspect in a crime that is being investigated. This does not mean you are guilty of any crime, but you could be arrested anyway. If you have been arrested, the first thing you will want to do is call 1st Assured Bail Bonds in Grand Rapids and speak to a bondsman.more
There are probably very few people out there who would deliberately miss a court date, the consequences are just too steep. There are some people who have a habit of being irresponsible and selfish and may wind up missing a court date just because they don’t take these things very seriously. They are more than happy to call 1st Assured Bail Bonds in Muskegon when they need help, but fail to follow through with their promise to show up to court.
To be sure, there are consequences when you skip out on going to court, even if you didn’t hire a bondsman to bail you out. If you skip a court date, here are a few things you can expect.more
What is the first thing you do when you get arrested in Grand Rapids? You call your bail bonds agent. What is the first thing you do when your bail bondsman gets you out of jail? You call and hire an attorney.
If you are facing criminal charges, you might consider attempting to deal with the matter on your own, maybe have a friend or a parent help. This might be your first time being charged with a crime or perhaps you are innocent, taking this on your own might make sense. But what you don’t realize is that the consequences of your poor decision could have disastrous results.
Even if you have been charged with a misdemeanor, or if you know you are guilty of the crime you have been charged with, the smart thing to do is get a lawyer. Don’t risk your future by not hiring an attorney. Here are a few reasons why hiring an attorney is important.more
Right after an arrest, the first person you are likely to call is a bail bonds agent in Muskegon, the second person you will call is an attorney. This is because while the person most able to get you out of jail as soon as possible is a bail bondsman, the person who will be representing you and helping you through your court ordeal is an attorney.
How would it feel to have a job where people not only look up to you, but they put their entire faith in what you do for them? That is sure a lot of responsibility. But then, a career in law is nothing short of exciting and extraordinary.
There is little doubt that in order to become a lawyer, you must commit a great amount of time and money. And you must also come to terms with the fact you will have to deal with some pretty low characters who you would usually never even acknowledge in public places.
Nevertheless, becoming a lawyer is a privilege and comes with a whole lot of benefits as well. Here are just a few reasons you should seriously become a criminal lawyer.more
If you don’t call your bail bondsman in Grand Rapids when you get arrested, you could wind up spending some time in jail. When you spend time in jail, you have plenty of time to do absolutely nothing. When there is nothing to do, there is a good chance that you will get bored. When you get bored, you come to the conclusion that calling a bondsman is a good idea.
But if you still don’t get it and don’t call a bail bondsman, here are a few ways in which you can pass the time while you sit in jail.more
The Majority of people are well aware of the immediate effects of a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol. A DUI could result in a suspended driver’s license, fines, drug or alcohol classes, the installation of a monitoring unit, probation or even jail time. And if this isn’t bad enough, most people fail to consider the long-term effects of a DUI. If you are ever arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, calling your Grand Rapids bondsman is the first step in a process that could last years.more
A 39-year-old Oakland County man stabbed himself multiple times in the neck and chest when police attempted to arrest him Tuesday afternoon, June 6, in the parking lot of an indoor water park in Frankenmuth.
The man was eventually taken into custody and hospitalized. Information on the extent of his injuries is not available at this time, said Frankenmuth Police Chief Don Mawer.
About 3 p.m. Tuesday, police came upon the man sleeping in his SUV which was parked in the lot of Zehnder’s Splash Village, located at 1365 S. Main St., nearby Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Mawer said.
The man produced his license and when police ran a check on it they found he had a misdemeanor warrant for strangulation out of Oakland County, the chief said.
When police returned to the man’s vehicle to arrest him, he took out a 6-inch blade and lunged it into his own neck, Mawer said.
Officers backed off and a short chase around the parking lot ensued.
At some point, all vehicles involved came to a stop and police began negotiating with the man, Mawer said. During...more
A Southern California grandmother accused of a stabbing attack that killed a 1-year-old girl and wounded two other relatives is now in custody after a search that stretched on for hours, police announced Tuesday.
Nicole Darrington-Clark, 43, was the suspect in Monday’s attack that left her 1-year-old granddaughter dead and critically injured her daughter and 5-year-old granddaughter in Colton, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, police said.
After the attack, Darrington-Clark bolted from the apartment she shared with the victims, according to investigators. Neighbors who responded to the mother’s screaming pleas found the grisly scene and wounded children in the apartment.
Neighbor, Tim Hill said the children’s mother was “bloodied and hysterical” after the attack. “Her mother is coming down toward my apartment with a knife still in her hand… bloody knife… blood on her shirt.”
Police said they caught the grandmother in San Bernardino Tuesday morning.
In 2005, she pleaded guilty to stabbing her 14-year-old son and throwing her 10-year-old daughter out...more
A man, apparently upset that he didn’t qualify for assistance while dealing with a bedbug situation at his apartment, slammed down a cup full of 100 live bedbugs inside a city office.
The bugs jumped on at least one employee at Maine’s Augusta City Center during the incident last Friday, according to centralmaine.com. The city offices had to be closed for the day and fumigated. Bedbug-sniffing dogs were to be brought in to root out any stragglers.
The man apparently had been dealing with a bedbug infestation at his apartment, and had been told he’d have to vacate. When he went to the city offices to get a form to request general assistance, he reportedly was told he did not qualify for help.
“He whipped out a cup full of live bedbugs and slammed it on the counter, and bam, off they flew, maybe 100 of them,” City Manager William Bridgeo told the news site.
The man allegedly yelled, “They’re your problem now!”
Jennifer Shaw is a professional writer who works for 1ws.com. The girl graduated from New York...more
Authorities say a poker player who grabbed cash and fled from a Michigan casino was arrested after a freeway chase that reached speeds of nearly 100 mph.
The man was arrested Thursday night in Berrien County in southwestern Michigan following the theft earlier in the night at FireKeepers Casino near Battle Creek. Tribal police from the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi pursued him onto eastbound Interstate 94.
Authorities say the man used an emergency turnaround to get into the westbound lanes and officers lost sight of him. Officers in Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties also tried to stop the car before it was stopped by Michigan State Police in Berrien County.
No injuries were reported. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band operates the casino.more
For the 30th consecutive year, a team of priests from the Diocese of Grand Rapids will face off in a charity softball game against local media personalities at Fifth Third Ballpark on Thursday, June 15.
Admission is free and families are encouraged to bring their children to enjoy the fun, which will include many activities at the ballpark for the kids. (Each vehicle will be charged a $7 parking fee.)
The event raises money for and awareness of the child welfare programs of Catholic Charities West Michigan, specifically foster care and adoption, which helped nearly 500 at-risk children last year and the need remains great.
For more information, visit ccwest.org.more
Authorities say a mentally distressed former Marine who was armed with a fake gun attempted a “suicide by cop” during a nearly three-hour standoff with police at the Orlando International Airport before peacefully surrendering.
No one was hurt and no shots were ever fired, but the Tuesday night standoff caused confusion and anxiety among travelers. Part of the airport was evacuated as hundreds of officers stormed the area, some with their guns drawn.
Authorities say 26-year-old Michael Wayne Pettigrew was in “mental distress” when police surrounded him at the rental car area of the airport. He pointed what looked like a real gun at officers and himself.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina says negotiators eventually got him to surrender.
Pettigrew was being held for a mental evaluation and faces aggravated assault charges.more
Some Whitehall elementary school students got home safely Thursday afternoon despite their school bus being involved in a crash.
Children were seen evacuating the school bus at around 4:20 p.m. The children were transferred from the damaged school bus to two other Whitehall school buses to complete their ride home.
Whitehall Public Schools Superintendent Jerry McDowell said the bus was coming from the elementary school when the crash occurred.
A Whitehall school bus and a grey Chevrolet Lumina were involved in the crash. According to a witness, the Lumina caught fire after the crash. The incident occurred at the intersection of Orshal Road and Duck Lake Road.
The two passengers of the Lumina were transported to Mercy Health Muskegon’s Hackley Campus, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver and the passenger of the vehicle did not sustain life-threatening injuries, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office would not comment at this time about the cause or Brady’s account of what allegedly caused the...more
Police say six people were injured in a head-on collision between a Kalamazoo Metro Transit bus and a car, with both drivers initially trapped.
Police say speed is believed a factor in the crash at Oakland Drive and South Street.
The car pierced the front of the bus and pinned the bus driver, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers said.
Police said the bus driver had the right-of-way and was not at fault in the crash.
Rescuers and police responded to the crash at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, and the first arriving officer helped get passengers off the bus.
The bus was transporting six people and four were taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.
Rescuers used extrication tools to free both drivers. They were described as initially unresponsive.
Both drivers were in surgery at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said, and their conditions were not known.
Police did not indicate which direction the vehicles were going when the crash happened, but said speed was likely a factor in the...more
At least one person is dead following a shooting near an Allegan County antiques store, sources say.
Michigan State Police confirmed a suspect had been detained following the shooting, which happened in the 1100 block of Blue Star Highway in Douglas around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.
MSP taped off The Farmhouse Glenn Antiques and an adjacent house. The investigation appeared to be centered behind the home.
Troopers at the scene said the shooting involved a man and his stepson. The MSP Wayland post said early on it looked like it would be a “serious situation.”
It’s unclear what led up to the gunfire.
MSP said it would release further information after contacting all relatives of those involved in the shooting.more
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bombing attack that killed at least 22 people and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Monday night.
The group claimed one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds at the 21,000 capacity Manchester Arena, but British police have so far only mentioned the use of “an improvised device” in the attack. The U.S. has not yet verified that ISIS was responsible for the attack, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said.
ISIS says “a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings” then detonated them. It did not say whether the attacker was killed.
The group claimed that “30 Crusaders were killed and 70 others were wounded,” higher than the totals confirmed by authorities in Manchester.
On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack a display of “appalling, sickening cowardice – deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their...more