Tag: criminal history

  • What Happens at a Bail Hearing?

    What Happens at a Bail Hearing?

    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 through one of them – the bail hearing itself. What happens at a bail hearing? With the exception of some […]

  • H.R. 2152, Citizens Right to Know Act of 2018

    H.R. 2152, also referred to as the “Citizens Right to Know Act of 2018” was introduced in Congress by Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from Texas. The legislation requires pretrial release agencies funded by taxpayers to report to the Department of Justice certain information about those participating in their programs. This information includes: Criminal history […]