Oops! Richmond City Jail’s Computer System Down for Weeks

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NBC12’s Kelly Avellino reported the computer system for the Richmond City Jail was down for several weeks. The Inventory Management and Tracking System (IMATS) is used by the Richmond Sheriff’s Office. It tracks the details of the housed inmates. Among many other specifics, these details include court appearances, the cell number where the inmate is […]

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Five Questions for Richmond’s Commonwealth Attorney Michael N. Herring

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Last updated on June 4th, 2018 at 09:14 amLast month, Richmond’s Commonwealth Attorney Michael N. Herring came out with a new policy to end cash bonds for criminal offenses in the city of Richmond. His reasoning is that it is unfair, and since the 10% bond premium paid to the bail bondsman does not deter […]

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Paul-Harris Senate Bail Reform Bill: Just Bad Policy

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Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 06:11 pm I’ve liked Rand Paul for some time. I’ve often supported his libertarian-leaning stances on various issues, including his criminal justice reform attempts like the REDEEM Act, where he and Senator Corey Booker sponsored a bill to incentivize states to ease up on non-violent felony offenders. However, […]

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Suspending Driver’s Licenses of the Poor: The Poor Versus the DMV

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Last updated on October 25th, 2016 at 12:02 pmA legal battle is proceeding at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia between four low-income Virginians and the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Last July, the Charlottesville-based Legal Aid Justice Center, who are representing the four plaintiffs along with McGuireWoods […]

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Georgia Amicus Brief Filed in Defense of Bail

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Last updated on November 6th, 2018 at 05:04 amOn June 22, 2016, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement filed an amicus brief defending the Eight Amendment’s Constitutional Right to Bail with the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Court. This was filed on behalf of the American Bail Coalition, the Georgia […]

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

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Last updated on April 14th, 2016 at 08:56 amAs Congressman Lieu’s No Money Bail Act ominously looms in the halls of the house of representatives, I thought I would give an analysis of Congressman Lieu’s No Money Bail Act of 2016. First of all, the bill number is H.R. 4611 and it’s been referred to […]

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Bondsman News

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Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 06:19 pmRecently, there’s been bail bondsmen making news, both locally and nationally. So I thought I would post a bail bondsman news article. Outlaw Country Singer Randy Howard Dies in Shootout With Bail Bondsman Several national news outlets, including The Blaze, has reported a country music singer was […]

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Former Henrico Deputy Sentenced for Sexual Misconduct

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The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on April 29, 2015 that a former Henrico Deputy was sentenced for sexual misconduct with an inmate. True-Asia Daniels, age 31 of the 6400 block of Oak Front Court in Henrico, was sentenced to 2 years in jail. She had worked as a Henrico County deputy for seven years. While […]

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$50,000 Bond on a Richmond Manslaughter Charge

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Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 06:20 pmA Richmond Circuit Court Judge granted a $50,000 bond on a Richmond manslaughter charge. A tragic event occurred on Monday, April 13, 2015 on Grove Avenue in Richmond, Virginia at approximately 2:45 PM. According to a Richmond Times Article, Robert Stevens Gentil, was traveling eastbound on Grove […]

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Chesterfield Virginia Crime of Animal Cruelty

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Last updated on February 22nd, 2015 at 11:08 pmIn a story by Ben Orcutt, a Chesterfield Virginia crime of animal cruelty was reported in the 12-3-2014 edition of the Chesterfield Observer. A Chesterfield County woman, Meda A. Williams, 34, is free on personal recognizance while awaiting trial. As of this writing, the next court date […]

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Local Crime News

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Local Crime News – Suspicious Man at RF&P Park Last Saturday, the Richmond Times Dispatch posted that an older white male was being sought for suspicious behavior after allegedly approaching three girls last Thursday. This occurred at RF&P Park, located 3400 block of Mountain Road. The man was apparently driving a green Ford Ranger and […]

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Henrico VA Crime News – Shots Fired near Regency Square

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Shots Fired – Henrico VA Crime News The Henrico VA Crime news for this post focuses on shots fired in the Regency Square Mall area. According to an NBC12 News article, dated August 7, by Brent Solomon, two men have been arrested and charged for shots fired just outside the Regency Square Mall. The details […]

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Chesterfield Crime News

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Last updated on February 22nd, 2015 at 11:33 pmChesterfield Crime News – Child Porn On Friday, July 11, the Richmond Times Dispatch posted a story of a 25 year-old Chesterfield man being sentence to serve nine years for possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Chesterfield Circuit Court Judge Timothy Hauler sentences Nathanial A […]

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King William, Henrico Arrest Ten for Home Invasions

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The Richmond Times Dispatch has reported that 10 arrests were made for violent home break-ins for in the counties of Henrico and King William. The cooperation between Henrico and King William investigators were credited for the successful apprehension of the suspects. The King William robberies were done by several individuals, and were then connected to […]

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Eliminate Bail in Richmond Will Cost Taxpayers

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Last updated on July 17th, 2014 at 12:31 amThe city Prosecutor has drafted an outline to eliminate bail for non violent offenders. This soon-to-be Richmond policy will have a negative effect on bail bond industry in Richmond, Virginia. And the negative effect will not be just on the bail bondmen, but on the entire community […]

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