Ocean County, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 31, 2014
Sterling Bail Bonds, Southern New Jersey's full service bail bonds company, proudly announces the debut of its website sterlingbail.com. If New Jersey residents in a legal bind, Sterling Bail Bond’s mission is to get them out of it. During difficult times, Sterling's agents are professional, discrete and caring, provide excellent customer service and legal knowledge.
Located in Ocean County New Jersey, Sterling Bail Bonds was founded on the belief that in the moment of need clients should be treated with dignity and respect. Sterling's agents are available by telephone all day, every day. For questions, call (609) 549-8005 or log onto sterlingbail.com for a list of jail locations.On the website visitors can also find helpful advice, such as how to deal with court appointed lawyers. If arrested and the client does not have the money for bail or for a lawyer, the first step is to request a court-appointed lawyer.
At the very heart of our legal system is, every defendant has the right to be represented by legal counsel, as stated in the Miranda rights read during the initial arrest. However, many who are arrested for the first time experience panic and stress, and may miss these facts.
Private criminal defense attorneys can charge as much as $300 to $600 an hour. For those with limited financial resources, hiring a private criminal defense attorney is not an option. Therefore, an attorney can be provided for them. Generally, court-appointed lawyers will work at the government's expense.
To request a court-appointed lawyer, customers must provide details about the financial situation to demonstrate that they are unable to hire a private attorney. The first opportunity to make this request is during the arraignment or first court appearance.
Some courts can delay or postpone the arraignment until the client has a lawyer that will represent them throughout the case. Some courts also like to delay future appearances and lawyer appointments until the financial situation can be investigated to see if they qualify for a court-appointed attorney.
Most people have no true understanding of how the criminal justice system works or what the process is after they are arrested and brought before the judge for the first time. For some crimes there is a pre-determined bail. If it can't be posted, the person arrested may be held in the county jail awaiting the court appearance.
Those with limited income may be granted "partial indigence." Under this rule, the arrested will be represented by a court-appointed lawyer, but will have to reimburse the state for a portion of the legal costs.
For more helpful advice about securing bail or navigating the judicial process, call Sterling at (609) 549-8005 or log onto its new website.