The Quick Skinny on Bail Reform

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In a previous blog post, I detailed the truth about pretrial services and bail reform, from its’ history to its’ current form of punishment before trial. Defendants who go through pretrial services soon understand they are effectively placed on probation prior to being convicted. It makes a mockery of the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ principle. […]

The Inconvenient Truth about Pretrial Services: History, Perception, and Reality

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The inconvenient truth about Pretrial Services: for the past fifty-plus years, pretrial services agencies have encroached on America’s criminal justice system, establishing themselves in local jurisdictions throughout the country. Their impact on our justice system is pernicious and largely misunderstood. I thought it necessary to explain and simplify it for those not familiar with the […]

Style Weekly

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I had the privilege of being the subject for the cover story in the August 2, 2016 edition of Style Weekly. It was written by Jackie Kruszewski. This was a learning experience which was filled with both enjoyment and anxiety. Last December, I self-published my book, “You Arrested Me for What?”. After it was featured […]

You Arrested Me for What?

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From back cover of my book, “You Arrested Me for What? A Bail Bondsman’s Observations of Virginia’s Criminal Justice System.” When someone is arrested, is it right to place that person on parole while he or she is awaiting trial? If someone cannot pay a fine, should that person’s driver’s license be suspended? Does Chesterfield […]

Revoke a Bond

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While bonding someone out of jail, one of the common questions I get from the cosigner is what happens if they want to revoke a bond, so I thought I would write an article about it. There a multiple ways a bond can be revoked. Judges can revoke bonds, as well as bondsmen. However, this […]

Old Chesterfield Jail

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As a bondsman serving the greater Richmond area, I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of a criminal justice nerd. In fact, I took time out of my Saturday to tour the Old Chesterfield Jail, which is part of the Chesterfield County Museum, located at the Chesterfield County Government Center Complex. Not that there’s anything weird […]

Cameras for Police

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Technology continues to change and shape our lives. Technology is like fire, it can be good or it can be bad. A topic that fits this model is the public use of cameras by state and local authorities. It sometimes feels we’re under constant surveillance by authorities; Orwell’s 1984 is here. However, it can’t be […]

Police Practices and the Impact

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Several years ago when my son was just starting to drive, I was unfortunate enough to have an incidental interaction with the law. In this case, it was the Richmond City Police which I now recall the police practices. I was riding in the passenger seat as my sixteen-year-old son, equipped with a learner’s permit, […]

Do you Get Your Bail Money Back?

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When people find themselves suddenly in need of a bondsman, they just want answers. I often get asked, “Do I get my bail money back?”. This article answers all questions about the money end of bailing someone out. If any questions remain, please call Aarrow Bail Bonds at 804-833-2785. Do you get bail money back? […]