The Booking Process

We’ve all watched cop shows.  The police, one a serious, by-the-book kind of guy and the other a carefree prankster, are called in on a crime, make an arrest, and bring the suspect in to be booked and jailed, all the while making witty quips and observations and dreaming of retirement. But what happens in…

Is Bail Fair?

The 8th Amendment to the Constitution protects a person’s right to a fair bail.  Bail cannot be used as a way to make money for the State, nor is it meant to be punitive.  The purpose of bail is solely to ensure that a defendant appears at all of his or her court hearings. When…