In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker is calling for a new initiative that will allow district attorneys to consider how dangerous an arrestee is when determining if they will be held in jail until … [Read more...] about In Massachusetts, Violent Criminals to Be Kept Off Streets
If you'd like to read a great analysis of the problems with bail reform, head on over to Jeff Clayton's article on Law 360 for a take from the other side - the less vociferous one that is championing … [Read more...] about Federal Bail Reform Act of 1984 Implodes – Here’s How
From lost jobs and greater dependence on government and taxes to getting shot in the face, bail reform is hurting Americans from coast to coast. The stories about bail reform have been so ugly to date … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Bail Reform Will Hurt YOU, #2 Will Shock You
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
There is a simplistic view of the world that some people have - that there are good, law-abiding citizens, and then there is a criminal class from whom those good people need to be protected against. … [Read more...] about Crime Spikes and Pretrial Release Programs (the Ugly Truth)