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16

Nov 2015

How New York’s Chief Judge got it Wrong on Bail Reform

New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman recently announced that he would take the matter of bail reform into his own hands. During an address to the Citizens Crime Commission in Manhattan, Judge Lippman, stated that the bail system “punishes people for being poor.” He urges judges to set bail at lower amounts and to use bail alternatives such as electronic monitoring. Lippman has been an...

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12

Nov 2015

How do prisoners get transferred to a different jail?

A lot of factors are kept in mind when transferring a prisoner to another jail. Obviously when a prisoner is locked up in a jail he is in the most miserable circumstances. He cannot meet his family or friends. It is due to this reason that many people try to post for jail transfer requests. However most of the time these are refused. There are...

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09

Nov 2015

Who Sets Bail?

The Bail Schedule and How Judges Set Bail Judges will typically set bail according to a bail schedule. Bail Schedules are set by county and fix a bail amount depending on the crime the person is arrested for. A judge may lower or raise the bail amount depending on the circumstances of the case and the circumstances of the particular defendant. A bail schedule for...

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05

Nov 2015

White Supremacist Held on $1 Million Bail in Stabbing Case

Craig Tanber, a member of a white supremacist gang in Orange County, is being held on $1 Million Bail in the stabbing death outside of a bar in Laguna Niguel. Tanber had been released from prison in June on a conviction for voluntary manslaughter. In the current case, the Orange County District Attorney alleges that Tanber stabbed 22 year-old Shayan Mazroei after an argument occurred...

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02

Nov 2015

Saudi Prince Posts $300,000 Bail in Los Angeles Sex Crime Case

Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, a Saudi Prince, was arrested late last month after a woman accused him of trying to force her to perform a sex act. Now, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, other women have come forward alleging that the prince committed sex crimes against them. Al-Saud was arrested for false imprisonment, sexual assault and battery. Three women have come forward in a...

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29

Oct 2015

Understanding the Failure of Assembly Bill 1406

$15 additional bail bond fee rejected by California State Legislature AB1406 would have added Section 1824 to the Insurance Code. It required that each surety insurer or bail permittee pay a fee of $15 per bail bond transaction. According to the bill, these fees would be placed into the Bail Investigation and Prosecution fund to help with the costs involved in regulating bail companies. The...

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26

Oct 2015

Randy Quaid and Wife held on $500k Bail

Randy Quaid and his wife have emerged after 5 years of being on the run. Quaid and his wife, Evi, are each being held on $500,000 bail in Vermont. The duo was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents upon trying to enter the United States from Canada. Warrants were issued for their arrest in California in 2010 for allegedly squatting in a guesthouse...

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22

Oct 2015

Local Tumbling Coach Held on $500,000 Bail in Child Pornography Case

Christopher Brown, 42, was arrested on multiple charges including child pornography last week. He is currently being held in the Orange County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. Brown is an Orange County tumbling coach. He was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2005 in the State of Virginia but did not register as a sex offender despite being mandated to do so. He moved...

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19

Oct 2015

90s Rapper “Klever” Released on $200k Bail after Social Media Threat to LAPD

Alex Izquierdo, known to some as “Klever”, posted a video waving a gun near a patrol car that belonged to the Los Angeles Police Department. The video was posted to Instagram saying “F___ the Police.” Izquierdo, who rose to some fame during the 90s with the rap group Brownside, was arrested after posting the threatening video. Izqueirdo’s brother “Toker” maintains that his brother was not...

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15

Oct 2015

LL Cool J’s Son Released After Causing Disturbance at NY Restaurant

LL Cool J’s son has been released after his arrest in New York City for allegedly causing a disturbance at a restaurant where he was celebrating his birthday. Najee Smith was charged with criminal trespass after his birthday party took a bad turn at a restaurant in the Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District. The altercation occurred a little after 3:00 am when staff at the restaurant...

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