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…

Bail or Bond?

People make mistakes.  And getting arrested can be a difficult and confusing process and you will have decisions to make, such as posting bail or obtaining a bond if the judge sets bail for you.  If your crime is minor and you are not a flight risk, the judge may let you go on your…