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Dec 2017

South Dakota stands firm with Value of Cash Bail System

The state of South Dakota is bucking the trend to try to get rid of cash bail.  According to an article in the Daily Republic: local officials believe that there is enormous value in the current bail system and are not willing to get rid of what’s working.  In South Dakota, the price of a bond is “typically affordable for most people” according to the...

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28

Nov 2017

Bail Reform met with divided opinion

11 judges and Santa Cruz County Superior Court’s executive officer were assembled to study the bail system.  The group commissioned by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye came up with a 57-page report that has judges retaining the power over bail reform.  It is at odds with Senate Bill 10 which allows for widespread release for all misdemeanors and low-level felonies.  The commission argues for the use...

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17

Nov 2017

Thanksgiving kicks off Holiday Drinking Period

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us are busy putting together our last minute shopping lists or getting pie crusts ready for the oven.  Drinking during the holidays seems to go hand-in-hand with holiday parties and family celebrations.  Some people even drink because of the family celebrations.  No matter what the reason, the truth remains that Thanksgiving or truly the night before...

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09

Nov 2017

UCLA Basketball Players Released on Bail in China

Three UCLA freshmen have been arrested after allegedly shoplifting in Hangzhou, China.  LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were believed to have attempted shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store at the hotel where the basketball team was staying.  The three young men were released on bail but will not be allowed to return to the United States with the rest of the UCLA...

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03

Nov 2017

Parents, Adult Children and Jail Time

It’s a tough choice to make.  Your adult child is in jail for the third time on drug charges and what do you do?  Do you bail him out once again?  Do you run the same bond liability risks as you have in the past?  Could you sleep at night knowing your child is in jail?  As a bail bonding company, when we answer the...

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02

Nov 2017

Posting Bail after a Federal Indictment

With recent news of Trump campaign aides facing a federal indictment, there have been many questions about what happens next.  Many people wonder if those charged: Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, will spend their time awaiting trial in jail or if they will be allowed to wait out the charges free from imprisonment.  A federal indictment handed down by a grand jury is a serious...

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26

Oct 2017

Child of Former OC Housewives Star Remains in Jail on $1 Million Bail

Legal troubles continue for Joshua Waring, son of Laurie Peterson.  Waring had attempted murder charges refiled against him this month after they were dismissed when an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled that he had been denied his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.  The charges stem from a 2016 shooting.  The incident occurred in Costa Mesa and left one man seriously injured.  The judge...

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25

Oct 2017

You Can Be Charged with a DUI When Your BAC is .06

Did you know that if you are in an accident, have been drinking and are under the legal limit of .08 you may still be charged with a DUI? We had a client recently that was not a regular drinker. One night he went to a party. It was a very special one-time occasion so he agreed to join in on the celebration and had...

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19

Oct 2017

Bail Denied for former Virginia High School Coach accused of Sex Crimes

Authorities believe that Cathy Smith Rothgeb, 57, was involved in numerous acts of sexual assault against children including seven counts of object sexual penetration, forcible sodomy, indecent liberties with children, cruelty to children and aggravated sexual battery.  The charges come after an investigation by the Virginia State Police launched last summer.  A female with knowledge of the incidents contacted investigators.  According to court records, the...

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12

Oct 2017

LA Rams Defensive End Westbrooks out on Bail

LA Rams’ Defensive End Ethan Westbrooks posted $55,000 bond after being arrested on gun charges in Bakersfield.  Westbrooks is facing five felony gun charges.  The incident arose after he was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol in late September for speeding.  The citing officer searched his car finding a loaded gun that was reported stolen in 2009.  Westbrooks was subsequently charged with carrying a...

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