Bail Bonds

California ‘Bail Reform’ Case Dismissed by Federal Judge

A Federal Judge in California has granted the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging that Sacramento County’s Bail Schedule and enforcement of Penal Code section 1269b were unconstitutional. Equal Justice Under Law brought the suit on behalf of an indigent man who was arrested for burglary. According to the complaint, the plaintiff …

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Understanding Varden v. City of Clanton: the Truth behind the Bail Reform Cases

Bail Reform. Attorney organizations like Equal Justice Under Law have decided that the only way to fix a criminal justice system that is discriminatory is through these two magic words: bail reform. They have touted successes across the nation of cases that have allegedly brought the hammer down on cash bail. They have begun announcing …

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New Bill Seeks Much Needed Oversight of Pretrial Release Programs

Texas Congressman Ted Poe has introduced the Citizens’ Right to Know Act of 2016 which would require all agencies receiving federal funding for pretrial services program to submit a report to the Attorney General. Currently the Department of Justice grants significant funds to both state and local governments for pretrial programs that monitor the release …

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California Suspected Wildfire Starter Held on $5 Million Bail

Damin Anthony Pashilk was taken into custody last month suspected of starting multiple wildfires in California. Authorities believe that Pashilk started the Clayton Fire, which destroyed over 100 structures and nearly 4,000 acres in Lake County, California. The fire is believed to have cost over $10 million in damages. The devastation of the California wildfires …

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Trump Tower Climber Required to Post Bail after Publicity Stunt

19-year-old Stephen Rogata is now facing criminal charges after he climbed the Trump Tower in New York City using suction cups. The Virginia teenager allegedly waited until his parents were away to travel to NYC to scale the tower. Rogata had several items fall from his backpack during the climb, including a laptop. Rogata was …

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