Now we can move on toward defeating this reckless law. That's the word from Jeff Clayton, executive director of the American Bail Coalition. Long expected, California's SB10, which would eliminate … [Read more...] about SB10 Implementation? Not So Fast…Bail Reform on Hold
Bail and Bail Bonds - Legal Issues
Bail and bail bonds have long been a right under the U.S. Constitution. There are a number of emerging legal issues related to bail, bail bonds, and bail bondsmen in Maryland and throughout the country. We've taken the opportunity to provide information and updates about these issues herein so you can understand precisely what the rights of your friends, family, or loved ones are if they're in jail and seeking bail.
Will My Arrest Warrant Expire?
Some people have a tendency to ignore bad things, and believe that somehow, against all rational experience, problems will go away on their own. The biggest problem with this approach to life is that, … [Read more...] about Will My Arrest Warrant Expire?
A Rundown of What’s Going on in the World of Bail
It's a wild world out there, and in bail reform news, we're drinking from a fire hose! From opinion pieces, big data analytics, legal maneuvering, and more, here's a bit of a rundown on what's been … [Read more...] about A Rundown of What’s Going on in the World of Bail
E-Carceration and the New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, an opinion columnist for the New York Times made some interesting comparisons between recent criminal justice reforms (especially bail reform) and Jim Crow. That can't be good. So … [Read more...] about E-Carceration and the New Jim Crow
What charges are not eligible for bail?
Though the final decision about whether bail release is available to an arrestee almost always rests with a judge, there are certain charges for which release may be all but impossible to secure, … [Read more...] about What charges are not eligible for bail?
How long can you spend in jail?
"Habeas corpus" is a legal term that is still expressed in Latin, and which is literally translated as something along the lines of "you should present the body [of the detainee] to the court". It … [Read more...] about How long can you spend in jail?