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Bail Bond Costs and Paying for Bail

Curious what what bail bonds cost or how to pay for them?  We've compiled expert resources to help explain everything you need to know about the costs of bail bonds for you or a loved one.

Federal Judge Says no to Get out of Jail Free Policies due to COVID-19

By David Liperote | May 13, 2020

Many see the COVID-19 pandemic as having the potential to wreak considerable havoc on American prisons and jails. Lately, the thorny question has been raised whether certain, non-violent criminal offenders should be released early as a way to minimize the threat to incarcerated individuals, as well as jail personnel. Texas, for its part, has answered […]

New York’s Bail Reform Debate

By David Liperote | April 10, 2020

With widely varying interpretations of the same issues affected by individual perspectives on pertinent issues such as how class, race, and geography affect decisions it is easy to say that the New York bail reform has a lot of people upset. On one side of the debate are those who believe communities are threatened by […]

It’s Time for the Texas Legislature to Fix Bail Review Procedures

By David Liperote | April 10, 2020

U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against Dallas County, Texas in September of 2018 in the case of Daves v. Dallas County, Texas. This case represents a long line of bail cases brought by the Civil Rights Corps. In […]

Petition Submitted to Overturn California Bail Legislation

By Greg Radcliffe | April 10, 2020

A petition signed by close to 600,000 voters was submitted by the American Bail Coalition as part of an effort to overturn Senate Bill 10 (SB10) in California. The bail legislation which passed in 2018 deals with changes in bail practices and procedures which some consider dangerous. A coalition of public safety leaders, criminal justice […]

Sifting Through the Current Bail Reform

By David Liperote | February 27, 2020

January 1, 2020, brought criminal justice reform to New York State. This new law prevents judges from setting cash bail or imposing pretrial detention for most people awaiting trial. The goal of bail reform was to prevent non-violent offenders who can’t afford to pay from being kept in jail. The reactions to the new law […]

Bail Industry Eradication

By Greg Radcliffe | January 15, 2020

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about bail bond and/or jail reformation. Some individuals accuse bail bondsmen and the bail industry for high bail costs. Others blame judges and the judicial systems. There is little doubt that many jails throughout the country are overflowing with inmates. Does bail reduce some of […]

Trying to Eliminate Commercial Bail

By Greg Radcliffe | January 15, 2020

The history of bail in this country is as old as its independence. The Judiciary Act of 1789 ruled that defendants of any crime other than a capital offense should be offered bail. Yet some states have seen it fit to disallow commercial bail, and others are considering following suit. There are arguments on both […]

How does bail work and why do people want to get rid of it?

By Greg Radcliffe | January 15, 2020

It is unfortunate, but across the US many individuals arrested for a crime cannot afford the bail set during their original hearing. In most states, those defendants have a choice. Either they sit in jail until their trial, or they can hire a commercial bail bondsman to post bail. How Bail Works When someone is […]

Fighting Back Against States’ Efforts to Rethink and Overhaul an Antiquated Money Bail System

By Greg Radcliffe | January 15, 2020

Many states are trying to overhaul the bail industry with the assumption that currently, it allows those with money to bond out, while poorer individuals remain jailed. Those involved in bail bonds are fighting back stating it is not the bail industry that is responsible. Understanding Commercial Bail Bonds In states where commercial bonding is […]

Bail Bond Industry Fights Back Against Moves to Limit or End Cash Bail

By David Liperote | January 15, 2020

With more states considering legislation to eliminate bail bonds, the industry is working to fight back. Bail bonds are utilized by citizens in almost every corner of the country with only a few states having banned the process which allows many defendants to be freed from jail while awaiting their trial. Why Prohibit the Bail […]

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