Harris County Bail Revamp Raises Concerns

It seems like the entire nation is seeing reforms to bail systems, usually having to do with the way traditional bail systems seem to penalize people of modest means. People with little to no available cash to secure their release languish in jail before their trial date, while many people, often arraigned for severe charges […]

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New Bail System in NJ Lowers Jail Populations

In New Jersey, a new bail system has created a variety of reactions, from many different interest groups. While some praise the new system and call for reforms of a similar nature in other states, others believe that the new system is making a bad problem worse, and causing trouble for innocent citizens in the […]

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How does a Judge set Bail?

First, what is “bail?” Bail is usually defined as an amount of money, given to a court to secure a criminal defendant’s appearance at future court proceedings. People often hear about bail in criminal proceedings, and that “the judge set the bail at a certain amount;” but it can be hard for people without a […]

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Preparing for your Bail Hearing

How does a bail hearing work? Bail functions solely to ensure your presence at future court hearings. The bail hearing is your first court appearance, after your arrest. A judge will be present at this hearing, along with the prosecutor. You always have the right to have an attorney with you, present and there on […]

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