They strike fear into our hearts, and yet for some reason we still remain fascinated with them. What makes a serial killer tick? Do they get born that way or not? We may not have the knowledge to answer these questions, but we’ve compiled a short list of other serial killer facts:
The ages of most serial killers fall between 20 and 35 years old. Historically, in the US, they have tended to include mostly white males. However, this trend has changed more in recent years.
More serial killer victims get reported in the western half of the US than in the eastern half.
Vlad the Impaler became the basis for Dracula. A vicious ruler, people have estimated him to have ruthlessly killed and tortured over 20,000 men, women, and children.
Serial killers tend to have an IQ higher than that of the average population.
Serial killers generally get diagnosed as psychopaths; this doesn’t equate to insanity, it just means that they don’t feel guilt, remorse, shame, etc.
We hope you found these interesting, if more than a little disturbing. Should you find yourself in need of bail services for something other than serial killing, A Heaven Sent Bail Bonds can help. For more information, you can reach us at (941) 567-6169.
Civil rights are a source of pride for our country; the Bill of Rights is the embodiment of this. Contrary to semi-popular belief, many of these rights come into play during a traffic stop. It’s important to understand how to utilize them. To help, here’s a quick overview of the correct way to handle a traffic stop:
Don’t talk when you don’t have to:
Everyone is familiar with the “right to remain silent”. What you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. That’s why it’s so important to exercise your 5th Amendment right whenever possible; you are not obliged to answer a police officer’s questioning. All you have to do is simply state “I am going to remain silent”.
The 4th Amendment prohibits illegal search and seizure. This right has suffered greatly in recent times, so it’s important to reinforce it every chance you get. If a police officer asks to search your vehicle, that means he doesn’t have permission. They won’t ask if they do. If you are asked about consenting to a search, or a search is begun without your permission, don’t resist and say “I do not consent to this search”.
Determine your arrest status:
A police officer requires a good reason to detain you. If you want to know whether or not you are allowed to leave, just ask “Am I free to go?”. If the officer informs you that you are under arrest or being detained, then remain calm and say “I am going to remain silent”.
Remember to always be polite and courteous in your dealings with the police, it will only hurt you otherwise. Keep these tips in mind, and your traffic stop will most likely go as smoothly as possible. If you do find yourself on the wrong side of the law, A Heaven Sent Bail Bonds can help; just give us a call at (941) 567-6169.
The bail process can be daunting. This is why we have provided some helpful information for someone to consider before posting bail for the first time. If you have any questions about bail bonds or concerns about a defendant, always contact a licensed bail bonds agency to discuss your options moving forward.
The professionals at A Heaven Sent Bail Bonds are available and more than happy to address any of your questions or concerns 24 hours a day seven days a week.
What Do I Need to Know When I Speak With A Bondsman?
the name of the facility where the defendant is being detained (the more information, the better, i.e., the city the jail is located in)
the amount of the bail (if you don’t know the bail amount, your bail agent can ask for it when they call the jail and will then be able to tell you the total cost of posting bond)
the full name, date of birth and booking number of the detainee (your bondsman can access the booking number if you are unable to attain it before speaking with them)
What Are The Ways You Can Post Bond?
licensed bail bonds agencies such as A Heaven Sent Bail Bonds
post the full amount of the bail in cash
the court may grant your release on your own recognizance (OR bond)
you can put up collateral (jewelry, real estate, bonds, credit cards, etc.)
Are Defendants Allowed to Travel Out of the State They are Awaiting Trial In?
the defendant MUST get written approval from the bond agency in order to leave the state
if the court has explicitly advised you to remain in the state of your arrest, you MUST seek written permission from the court as well (the court may deny your request)
What Happens if the Defendant “skips bail?”
the defendant is considered a fugitive
a warrant for the defendant’s arrest will be issued
the total amount of the bond is forfeited to the court
bail recovery agents or bounty hunters will attempt to bring the defendant back to jail
To get answers to your bail bonds FAQs in Sarasota and Bradenton and throughout Florida, contact the bail bonds specialists at A Heaven Sent Bail Bonds.