The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bail Bonds

The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bail Bonds Nationwide, an ever-growing number of insurance companies act as sureties on commercial bail appearance bonds in federal, state and municipal courts. Bail is the means through which our criminal justice system permits the release of an accused from custody pending trial, while ensuring his or her…

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DIFFERENCES IN FAILURE TO APPEAR (FTA), RECIDIVISM/PRETRIAL MISCONDUCT, AND ASSOCIATED COSTS OF FTA

DIFFERENCES IN FAILURE TO APPEAR (FTA), RECIDIVISM/PRETRIAL MISCONDUCT, AND ASSOCIATED COSTS OF FTA This study was completed on behalf of the Dallas County (Texas) Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB). EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Relative to other elements of the criminal justice system, pretrial release and the mechanisms by which it operates, has received little attention from scholars…

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Pretrial Release of Felony Defendants in State Courts

Pretrial Release of Felony Defendants in State Courts Between 1990 and 2004, 62% of felony defendants in State courts in the 75 largest counties were released prior to the disposition of their case. Beginning in 1998, financial pretrial releases, requiring the posting of bail, were more prevalent than non-financial releases. This increase in the use…

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Extraordinary Conditions of Release Under the Bail Reform Act

Harvard University, Journal on Legislation: Extraordinary Conditions of Release Under the Bail Reform Act JONATHAN ZWEIG Bernard Madoff and Marc Dreier, two prominent white-collar criminal defendants, were recently released on bail pending trial in the Southern District of New York. Each remained free on bail for several months before eventually being sent to prison. In…

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Bondsman finds man in Florida accused of housing deposit scam involving 12 victims and returns him to face trial

Bondsman finds man in Florida accused of housing deposit scam involving 12 victims and returns him to face trial Howell Township, NJ Michael J. Harrold is no longer a wanted man, police said Friday. Harrold is the person police say put multiple ads on Craigslist.org to rent out his single-family home and reached agreements with…

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911 Bail Bonds Hosts Charity Drive for the Homeless

911 Bail Bonds Hosts Charity Drive for the Homeless Las Vegas, Nevada 911 Bail Bonds is known as the biggest bail agency in Las Vegas. The company is also involved with the city on a community level. A recent example of this took place when 911 Bail Bonds agreed to host a charity fundraiser initiated…

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American Bail Coalition Endorses Kalief’s Law Introduced in the New York General Assembly

American Bail Coalition Endorses Kalief’s Law Introduced in the New York General Assembly LANCASTER, Pa. (JUNE 17, 2015) – The American Bail Coalition (ABC) today endorsed Kalief’s Law, named after Kalief Browder, a former juvenile criminal defendant housed at Rikers Island who committed suicide June 6, 2015. The law would impose a more strict oversight…

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American Bail Coalition Announces Executive Director, Policy Director Appointments

American Bail Coalition Announces Executive Director, Policy Director Appointments Annapolis, Md. (June 19, 2015) – The American Bail Coalition (ABC), a national organization dedicated to public safety through public-private partnerships, today announced the appointment of Michael F. Canning as executive director and Jeffrey J. Clayton as policy director. Canning will fill the vacancy created by…

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Importance of Bail in the Criminal Justice System

Look who’d really gain from the drive to end bail A New York Post Editorial posted on June 24, 2015 On June 20, the New York Post ran an editorial about the bail system. We have highlighted some of the important details here: “The larger myth concerns how many people are locked up awaiting trial…

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The Bail System in New York State

New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman today issued a series of proposals related to criminal justice and bail. The American Bail Coalition has issued the following statement in response. STATEMENT FROM JEFFREY J. CLAYTON, POLICY DIRECTOR, AMERICAN BAIL COALITION We have deep respect for Judge Lippman and appreciate his commitment to strengthening the criminal justice…

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