Getting charged with a crime - even a misdemeanor - is no small thing. Of course it matters whether you did the thing they're accusing you of, but let's put that aside for a moment. No matter your … [Read more...] about Protect your assets when facing charges
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?
In 1976, Kentucky passed legislation that abolished commercial bail bondsmen operating in the commonwealth. For many, this was seen as a positive move forward. Based on what's being said now about … [Read more...] about Kentucky Bail Reform Reaching Consensus
For many years there has been noise about reforms for the bail bond industry or perhaps even doing away with it altogether. While we absolutely recognize that there are both bad actors in this (just … [Read more...] about Are Bail Bonds Services a Net Positive?
In Springfield, Massachusetts, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno wants bail reform. But it's not the type you may think - far from wanting to see "reform" that lets more people out of jail without financial … [Read more...] about Another Day, Another Criminal Justice Reform Fail
The purpose of bail is to make sure the defendant shows up at scheduled court hearings. Of course, by the time a defendant is thinking about future court dates, they've more than likely already been … [Read more...] about What Happens at a Bail Hearing?