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
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In Iowa, an experiment is coming to an end. At the end of December, a program in place in several counties to determine in which cases it's safe to release defendants as they await trial will end. … [Read more...] about Iowa Test of Pretrial Risk Assessment Ends
Following a legislative mandate to move from a cash bail system to one that determines whether arrestees should be released pending trial, the state of Delaware is moving to implement that … [Read more...] about New Bail Reform Rules in Delaware – Where Will This Head?
Previously only the purview of legislators, it appears that California is seeing judges step squarely into the fray over bail reform. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has noted that bail overhaul is … [Read more...] about Judges Making Laws in California on Bail Bonds?
When all is working as it should with respect to a bail bond, a defendant goes through booking, processing and their bail hearing and, assuming that they cannot or choose not to pay the full amount of … [Read more...] about Can you be Arrested by your Bail Bondsman?
The strikes against the RFK Foundation's mass bailout of those held at Rikers Island prior to their court dates are adding up. The poster child of the movement was arrested for a 13th time recently, … [Read more...] about RFK Bails Out Criminal – Criminal Promptly Steals Toys