EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW – “Know Your Rights”
CLIENT BILL OF RIGHTS: All Gods People are created Equal, You are Presumed Innocent until proven guilty, You have a right to Legal Counsel, a Speedy Trial and Due Process, You have the right to know your charges, You should be treated with dignity, respect and afforded the protection of your constitutional rights.
PRESUMED INNOCENT: Being arrested and accused of a criminal offense can, and most often is, the most traumatic and frightening experience a person can go through in their entire life. Our office often receives these frantic calls from the defendant or loved one asking a fundamental question.
“What Happened to our Rights?” Believe me, when you’re sitting in a cold jail cell with nothing but dirty cement floors, a metal communal toilet, steel bars with seemingly excessive bail and charged with a crime, the last thing you want to hear is: “I am sorry – We can’t help you” as if to say your Guilty! We are ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our top priority is being there for you when you need us.
YOU HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BAIL: This traditional right to freedom before conviction permits the unhampered preparation of a defense, and serves to prevent the infliction of punishment prior to conviction. . . . Unless this right to bail before trial is preserved, the presumption of innocence, secured only after centuries of struggle, would lose its meaning.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT, DIGNITY AND CONCERN: • To full disclosure of your obligations as Indemnitor or Principal on the Bail bond. • To be listened to when you have questions or desire information. • To expect your individuality and your privacy, is respected and kept confidential.