CA Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” – Hollow Hope with Expansion of Preventative Detention & Biased Pretrial Risk Assessments
Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” has rapidly gone 180 degrees in another direction, creating hollow hope of preventative detention along with a risk assessment judicial regulatory nightmare. August 17 2018 Having finally seen the draft that has alarmed the former coalition that supported and now is vehemently opposing Senate Bill 10, we…
BREAKING: US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Serves Up Huge Win for Harris County Criminal Court at Law Judges
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit grants request to issue a stay in Harris County bail case giving the County Criminal Court at Law Judges a huge win. August 15, 2018 There is no right to an affordable bail in the United States—only a right to be heard within 48 hours on whether…
Iowa: Vindication for Governor Reynolds on Pretrial Risk Assessments
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ ahead of the curve in halting pretrial risk assessments – now vindicated for her decision. August 6 2018 Governor Reynolds was widely criticized for halting the pilot project in Iowa that is employing the use of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation Public Safety Risk assessment as an alternative to the…
NO MONEY BAIL ACT
THE 10% CASH DEPOSIT BAIL SCHEME
• AKA The 90% Discount •
Over the last many years courts in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina and others have started using bail to guarantee payment of court fines and costs rather than the defendant’s appearance in court.
The result is, the courts have raised a lot of money at the expense of thousands of failures to appear, thousands of unserved warrants and profound negative impact on public safety and justice for victims of crime.
ABC MEMBER COMPANIES
Find out if your surety is a member of the American Bail Coalition and WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE supporting the bail bond industry. If you don’t see your surety listed below, make sure to ask them why. Learn more.
ABC AGENT AFFILIATE PROGRAM
The American Bail Agent Coalition
Here are just a few of the benefits to joining the American Bail Agent Coalition:
- ABAC is a partner to the leader in the preservation of commercial bail – the American Bail Coalition. The benefit of the financial and legal support allows ABAC to devote the vast majority of their resources to real issues and real efforts – all under the guidance of ABAC members.
- State Association support – access to legal experts and media relations.
- State association support – funding through our ABAC State Association Rebate Program.
- Participation in ABC legislative efforts – partnering to work together on advocating for meaningful legislation.
- Access to our monthly updates on updates and news concerning our industry across the country.