People unwittingly snitch on themselves and commit felonies and lesser crimes every day without knowing it. In Krystal Banks’ new book, “Don’t Be A…Dumbass Criminal,” she explains in plain language how the criminal justice system works, from the arrest, jail, bonding and courts. In the comprehensive guide, she covers topics ranging from sentencing guidelines and plea deals to understanding the police, warrants, and the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony.

Banks’ new book, “Don’t Be A…Dumb Criminal” and companion workbook were drawn from her own experiences as a bail bonds woman, and written with input from attorneys, judges and police officers. Innocent people are convicted every day simply because they’re uninformed. Banks provides essential information every individual in the U.S. should know about the justice system and what to do if they’re accused of a crime.