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Jun 2018

Berkeley: Bail Posted in DUI with Injury

Esteban Slavitt, 26, was arrested and charged with felony DUI causing great bodily injury after allegedly striking a 21-year-old Berkeley student.  According to police, the student was jogging near the UC Berkeley campus shortly before 10:00 pm Monday evening when Slavitt struck her with his car.  The collision occurred near the intersection of Durant Avenue and Dana Street After an investigation by the Berkeley Police...

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15

Jun 2018

Former New York Jet Released on $50k Bail in Burglary Case

Former New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was released earlier this month on $50,000 bail after being arrested for residential burglary.  According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, officers were called to the Park Encinitas Mobile Home Park when a neighbor was concerned over an unusual person entering a home.  The neighbor called police because of the suspicious behavior, particularly that a...

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09

Jun 2018

The Benefits of Bail

In a time when bail reform is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, it is important to remember why we have bail and what the benefits are to both defendants and victims.  This article will discuss how bail saves taxpayers money, helps relieve overburdened criminal courts and allows defendants to continue to work and spend time with their family while awaiting conclusion of their criminal...

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01

Jun 2018

Maryland Bail Reform leads to More Jailed Inmates

According to the WBAL 11 News I-Team, Baltimore has seen an increase in the number of inmates jailed pre-trial after bail reform was put into effect.  Reporting indicates that there was a significant increase (from 655 in March 2017 to 856 in March 2018) in the average number of arrestees held each day.  Judges are holding defendants without bail pre-trial.  Judges fear that they will...

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25

May 2018

$10 Million Bail set in Weinstein Rape Case

Disgraced Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein was required to post 10% of the $10 million bail a New York judge set in his sexual assault case.  Weinstein surrendered to law enforcement early yesterday morning.  He was required to turn in his passport and stay in New York state or Connecticut as he awaits trial on the case.  Weinstein has been charged with a number of crimes...

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May 2018

Mother held on Bail in California Torture Case

Ina Rogers, 31, is being held on $495k bail in Solano County after she allegedly burned and beat her ten children.  The Northern California family lived in filth according to authorities.  Rogers is being held on nine counts of felony child abuse according to the Solano County District Attorney’s Office.  Allegations against the mother include that she shot her children with a pellet gun and...

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May 2018

Golden State Killer Suspect Held without Bail

Authorities allege that Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, raped and murdered at least a dozen people.  Once believed to be one of ‘California’s most elusive serial killers,’ DeAngelo was arrested last month after law enforcement found additional evidence linking him to the crimes.  DeAngelo who was originally arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder was recently charged with an additional four murder counts.  He is...

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04

May 2018

Tony Rackauckas offers blistering report against bail reform

Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas didn’t mince words in his recent op-ed for the Orange County Register.  Radical bail changes bad for California sites two major cases that have garnered national attention, the tragic murder of college student Blaze Bernstein and the Louise and David Turpin “house of horrors” where the couple stands accused of torturing their 13 children.  Defendants in both cases had...

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26

Apr 2018

Smallville Actress Released on $5 Million Bail

Allison Mack, best known for her role on Smallville as Chloe Sullivan, was released on $5 million bond.  Mack is currently awaiting trial for her alleged involvement in a sex cult.  In addition to posting the bond she was ordered to undergo electronic monitoring.  Mack will be confined to house arrest in her parent’s Los Alamitos home.  Mack was indicted by federal prosecutors for multiple...

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17

Apr 2018

Florida Rejects Bail Reform Legislation

Earlier this year, the Florida legislature rejected bail reform legislation that would have eliminated the state’s cash bail system.  Senate Bills 484, 1218 and 1392 opted to replace the current bail system with risk assessment programs similar to New Jersey and New Mexico.  The risk assessment programs work off of an algorithm designed to predict the likelihood that a defendant will be a risk to...

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