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
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
If you're in the unfortunate situation of having to defend yourself against criminal charges in a court of law, one of the fundamental decisions you'll need to make is who will represent you in your … [Read more...] about Private Lawyers vs. Public Defenders
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
Due process means that laws must be applied fairly and equally to everyone. This concept is so important and fundamental that it’s noted explicitly in our Constitution, which states that the … [Read more...] about Miranda Rights