Jail: It’s Not Just for Criminals Anymore

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“Jail: It’s Not Just for Criminals Anymore” is not just a empty tagline. It’s unfortunately an accurate description of what our justice system has become. As a bondsman, I see first hand how our laws and criminal justice system affects people. Our laws have become punitive. They ensnare law-abiding citizens in our courts system who […]

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Thank You Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County Theo Stamos

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Last updated on January 13th, 2019 at 06:01 pmTheo Stamos, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County, deserves a big thank you for saying no to the lawmakers who asked her to stop recommending secured bail for defendants awaiting trial. It’s refreshing to see a lawyer of stature display principle and rectitude by simply sticking up for […]

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Maryland Bail and the Shameless Attorney General

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Last updated on November 6th, 2018 at 05:18 am As a Virginia bail bondsman, I don’t keep up with Maryland politics. However, I caught this December 9 interview of Maryland attorney general Brian Frosh on the Marc Steiner Show. The topic was Maryland bail reform. The Annapolis Summit will begin this coming January 11, and […]

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How the Pretrial Services Movement is Exploiting the Poor using Bail Reform

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Last updated on July 1st, 2016 at 08:08 amTrends come and go, and what has always been trendy is sticking up for the less fortunate. That’s generally a good thing; help the poor and downtrodden. However, there have always been charlatans and frauds who pretend to be the selfless benefactor while, in fact, profiting towards […]

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A Bail Bondsman’s Call to Arms – Congressman Lieu – No Money Bail Act of 2016

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A press release was issued on February 24, 2016 stating that Congressman Ted Lieu (D – LA County, CA) has introduced the “No Money Bail Act of 2016”, a bail bonding reform bill which, if passed, could mean the end commercial bail in all fifty states. The press release is vague on details, but if […]

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Police Lineup Policy for Eyewitness Identificition

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Last updated on February 22nd, 2015 at 11:24 pmI came across an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (dated 10-22-2014) about the shortcomings of the police lineup policies for eyewitness identification. The article, posted Oct 21, 2014, is from the Associated Press. This is one of those topics that, unless you work in this field or […]

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Virginia Bail Bond Laws

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Last updated on October 28th, 2018 at 07:38 pmThese are the Virginia bail bond laws as derived from the Virginia state statutes as they pertain to bail bonds, bail bondsman and the profession of bail bonding. As with all professions in the United States, there are certain rules we all live by. As a bail […]

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