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Oct 2015

Former Villa Park Council Member Arrested for DUI

State Assembly Candidate and Former Villa Park Council Member, Deborah Pauly, is having a rough go of things after an arrest for driving under the influence in Orange County earlier this month. According to police, Pauly was driving under the influence in Anaheim on September 12, 2015. Pauly crashed her Porsche by hitting a parked car at around 1 am. The Pauly family is not...

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Oct 2015

The Truth about Commercial Bail

There are a number of misconceptions that exist about the commercial bail industry. For instance, many people assume that the fee you pay a bail agent is exorbitant. The truth is that many bonds are 10% of the total cost of the bail. This means that if you have bail set at $5000, a bondsman can post the bail on your behalf and you will...

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05

Oct 2015

How Commercial Bail Helps Balance the Scales

Rethinking Fairness to Rich and Poor in the Criminal Justice Center Recently an editorial was posted in the Las Cruces Sun-News about the bail system in New Mexico. State Senator Peter Wirth has announced that he will introduce an amendment to change how bail is set in the State. The amendment would allow for judges to use their discretion in holding a person without bail...

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01

Oct 2015

The Last Chance: Growth is not Mainstream

It really hit me like a ton of bricks after reading this article about Why Mass Shootings Keep Happening and as far back as I can remember mass shootings or school shootings have been a thing in my life. In 1999, I was a sophomore in High School when 2 kids also in high school walked into their school and murdered 13 people in cold...

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28

Sep 2015

Son of Minority Owner of the Padres Posts $5 Million Bail

Jack Henry Doshay posted a $5 million bail to be released from custody in San Diego. The son of Glenn Doshay who is a minority owner of the San Diego Padres is accused of attempting to kidnap two young girls from their elementary school. Jack Doshay was arrested earlier this year when packing tape recovered from the young girl had his DNA on it. Teachers...

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25

Sep 2015

Popular San Diego TV Anchor Booked on $5k Bail after DUI Arrest

Paula Lopez, a popular TV Anchor with KCOY (Channel 12), was arrested for a San Diego DUI and assault on an officer. The California Highway Patrol claims that during her arrest she kicked two officers. CHP was called to the Northbound 101 with reports of a wrong way driver in a Silver Toyota Prius. Working with the Sheriff’s Department, CHP found the vehicle parked in...

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21

Sep 2015

North Carolina Bail Bill Makes Waves

Governor Pat McCroy of North Carolina signed a number of bills into law recently. H.B. 446 amended the statutes governing bail bondsmen. The bill increased the minimum age requirement for bail bondsmen in the State from 18 years old to 21 years old. It also lengthened the time limit for the return of collateral security and allowed extended access to criminal case information from the...

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17

Sep 2015

Co-Defendants in California’s Largest Health Fraud Scheme Held on Multi-Million Dollar Bail

Dr. Munir Uwaydah, an orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, is being held along with 14 associates on multi-million dollar bail bonds in what is being called California’s largest health fraud scheme. The Doctor and his associates are accused of defrauding insurance companies out of $150 million. The Los Angeles County District Attorney alleges that Uwaydah told over 20 patients that he would perform surgery when...

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15

Sep 2015

Modesto Defense Attorney Denied Bail in Twisted Murder-For-Hire Conspiracy

Frank Carson, a Modesto Defense Attorney, was denied bail for alleged 2012 murder of Korey Kauffman. The case involves 5 suspects who allegedly conspired in this made for TV, Murder-For-Hire case. Carson, his wife, a former CHP officer and two liquor store owners are believed to have killed Korey Kauffman after he stole from one of Carson’s properties. The prosecution believes that Carson orchestrated the...

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10

Sep 2015

Lower Bail denied for Chapel Hill Shooter

On May 30, 2014, Law Hahn “Ron” Hood of Durham, North Carolina was shot in the head. His alleged murderers, Bartholomew Romindas Scott and Brandon Shamar Townsend are awaiting trial at a North Carolina Superior Court for the fatal shooting in Chapel Hill. Scott was denied a request to lower his $500,000 bail to $100,000 on August 19. Scott has previously been granted a bail...

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