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?
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We talk a lot about the advantages of releasing (most) people who have been arrested and charged with a crime ahead of their court proceedings. For many reasons, including the presumption of innocence … [Read more...] about Can I cancel a bail bond?
In California, where bail reform has been most aggressive with the passage of SB10, the bail bonds industry is fighting back with aplomb. That bill, which will go into effect in October, 2019, … [Read more...] about Bail Bonds Industry Likely to Force Vote on Bail Reform in California
Well...this is interesting. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced last September that it would bail out hundreds of inmates at Rikers prison in a demonstration intended to show that cash bail does … [Read more...] about 105 Released from Rikers as Part of Bail Reform “Experiment”
Of all the favors that someone can ask of you, posting bail on their behalf is a big one, although you can take a little pleasure from the fact that you’ve got a friend that trusts you enough to want … [Read more...] about How to Post Bail for Someone You Know
One the key tenets of the bail bond system is that a monetary incentive will result in better appearance rates at trial. This has been shown to be true by various reports, most notably a Bureau of … [Read more...] about Text Message Reminders to Reduce Failures to Appear