As jurisdictions are working to end secured money bail arguments are beginning over their replacement. Judges in California, who recently passed a no-cash bail law, will be given ‘risk assessment’ tools to work from. While imposing pretrial detention ought to be treated as a last resort, bail-reform advocates see the assessment tool as a workaround…

Four decades after starting reform, California has abolished money bail, opponents aren’t happy and Nevada activists are buoyed. In August 2018, California became the only state to abolish cash bail. The state will replace it with a risk assessment methodology in October 2019. Criminal justice system reform groups have been busy campaigning to end cash…

A bail bondsman is a good friend when a person is arrested and faces the prospect of spending months behind bars while waiting for a court date. What happens when the guardians of freedom are themselves in legal jeopardy?

Giving the accused the chance to keep working, or find jobs, moves the justice system closer to desperately needed reform, protects the rights of the accused and saves taxpayer money.

“Bail bonding” is a subject where many people believe they are experts. Just because someone has “been there, done that” doesn’t mean they are an authority on the often arcane rules. Take this mini-course and be prepared should you be sent to jail while awaiting trial.

Marcus Hutchins, a disgraced ethical hacker from the UK, was detained in Las Vegas and now allowed to post $30k bail pending his trial.

Nevada recognizes two types of weapons charges: felony and misdemeanor. A weapons charge usually comes out of different actions. Felons are not entitled to own firearms and doing so is a felony. Carrying a concealed weapon without a license is a felony as well, and gun charges might also serve to enhance co-occurring crimes.

Tourists are being given citations and fined for foraging in some of Nevada’s state parks. They’re not gathering psychedelic mushrooms or ginseng. The harvesting ‘pinion nuts’ or pine nuts — first made famous by Euell Gibbons in the 1960s. The delicious nuts can only be gathered by Native American tribes or harvesters with state-issued licenses.

It’s novel and sounds like a movie script, but a mobster opened a bail/bond agency in Las Vegas to launder proceeds from gambling, prostitution and other crimes. The individual would throw gambling parties giving him the opportunity to skim. Skimming has come up in the world. One party put $10 million in his pocket.

When it rains it pours is one way of saying that when trouble starts there seems to be no end. Over the past 60-days in Las Vegas, it seems as though there’s been nothing but bad news. Two adults responsbile for children’s well-being are charged with “lewdness with a minor”, a firebug gets semi-active in Trump International and Elvis shoots a friend during a game of Pokemon Go. All the trouble amounted to good news for Vegas’ bondsmen. The smallest bail was $25,000 and the largest over $300,000.

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