Medlin Law Firm - February 2021

After you’re arrested, it can seem like there’s a lot going on at once, and it can be both scary and disorienting because you may not be sure what to expect. It’s important that you understand the necessary legal steps so that your livelihood and future can be protected by both yourself and your lawyer. Once you’re arrested, you’ll be taken into custody. Usually, within 24 hours, you’ll be taken before a magistrate and bond will be set. Once the bond is set, you’re able to get out of jail. One option is posting a cash bond. For example, if the bond is set at $1,000, then you’ll deposit $1,000, and it will be returned to you after the case is over (minus a small administrative fee, which is usually around $35 or so). Another option is to hire a bondsperson. They typically charge 10%–20% of the face value of the bond. So if the bond is set at $1,000, they’ll usually charge you $100–$200 to write the bond for you. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN THE FIRST 24 HOURS AFTER AN ARREST?

but the money paid to the bondsperson is a fee for their service. That means you don’t get that money back when the case is over.

That’s the financial side of things. Now, keep in mind that any time a person is taken into custody, they have the right to remain silent, the right to not answer any questions, and the right to counsel. However, just because they are in custody doesn’t mean they have the right for an attorney to be appointed immediately and advise them. However, they do have the right to an attorney to advise them prior to answering any questions. If you’ve been arrested, it’s very important that you exercise those rights and not answer any questions. Hire an expert attorney right away! And if you choose Medlin Law Firm, we’ll always be sure to have your back when you need it most.

The bondsman takes on the responsibility of ensuring you show up for court, as well as the risk of losing the money if you don’t,

Strawberry Kissed Almond Butter Muffins



1 cup ripe bananas, mashed

1 cup oat flour

3/4 cup natural creamy almond butter (can substitute creamy peanut butter)

1 tsp baking powder

2 large eggs

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or honey)

1/4 cup strawberry fruit spread, divided (we recommend Bonne Maman INTENSE)

1 tsp vanilla extract


5. Evenly divide batter into liners. Add 1 tsp strawberry fruit spread to the top of each muffin. 6. Use a butter knife to gently swirl the spread into the batter. 7. Bake for 22–27 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. 8. Transfer muffins to wire rack to cool and enjoy!

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners and spray with nonstick cooking spray. 3. In a large bowl, mix bananas,

almond butter, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

4. Stir in oat flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth. | Pg. 3

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