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?
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
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
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?