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?
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Knowledge is a powerful thing, and if you happen to be dealing with the bail system, you can learn a few simple things to gain that power. Just by being more familiar with certain terms and what they … [Read more...] about 5 Important Terms about Bail Bonds
The feeling of relief following your release from jail is pretty intense. It's difficult to describe to someone who hasn't been through the stress of experiencing arrest, questioning and booking what … [Read more...] about Bail Bond Conditions – A Primer
When a community's police force speaks up, people tend to listen. But will that be the case in reform-minded New Hampshire? In that state, which has seen greater leniency regarding bail and pretrial … [Read more...] about NH Law Enforcement Says Bail Reform is “Dangerous”
In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the call for criminal justice reform is strong. And that's fair - anything that is poorly administered, dangerous, violates civil rights, and costs taxpayers ungodly amounts … [Read more...] about In Ohio, Calls for Bail Reform Based on Faulty Logic
Of course you want to avoid what’s coming. Nobody actually looks forward to their court date after being arrested. But let’s start with the obvious … skipping bail has consequences that will impact … [Read more...] about What are the Consequences of Skipping Bail?