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Jul 2018

Judge Orders Alleged Russian Agent Held Without Bail

Maria Butina, 29, was ordered held without bail by a judge in a DC federal court.  According to court documents, prosecutors believe that Butina was working as a Russian Agent and poses a serious flight risk.  Butina entered a “not guilty” plea to the charges but remains jailed until her trial.  It is believed that Butina worked within the NRA and throughout Washington to try...

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13

Jul 2018

Bail and the California Constitution

What does the California Constitution say about bail?  What rights and protections are guaranteed by its amendments?  With the ongoing debate about bail reform, it is important to revisit the guarantees provided under the state Constitution.  Many people get confused or are misguided when it comes to bail reform and what protections a defendant has or doesn’t have under the constitution.  This article aims to...

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05

Jul 2018

Temecula Teen being held on $500k Bail in Shooting Incident

As reported by the Temecula Patch, 19-year-old Dalex Mendoza is being held at the Indio Jail on $500,000 bail after allegedly shooting at people inside a Temecula residence.  According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting occurred on April 11 when the teen attempted to break into the home on Wenham Way.  The teen allegedly shot at the occupants inside the two-story home.  Luckily,...

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28

Jun 2018

Gunman Accused of Killing Long Beach Firefighter Held on $2 Million Bail

The Long Beach Fire Department suffered a devastating loss this week when a 77-year-old man opened fire on first responders.  Firefighters had been called to Covenant Manor, an 11-story retirement home, early Monday morning.  According to investigators, Thomas Kim, a resident of the building, was responsible for the shooting.  At around 4-am firefighters responded to calls of an explosion at the Long Beach building.  Two...

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22

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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