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Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention – The Answer

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Last April, the Vera Institute of Justice came out with a brief titled, “Justice Denied: The Harmful and Lasting Effects of Pretrial Detention”. It’s an indictment against pretrial detention and private bail. After noticing this report and briefly scanning it, it was apparent it was another propaganda piece from the criminal justice pro-reform advocates. I […]

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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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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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Bail Reformers and Lame Journalism

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Last updated on November 3rd, 2016 at 05:40 pmThe bail reformers are alive and well with the intent to end commercial bail. Their claim is commercial bail is the reason the poor a stuck in jail awaiting trial. That is simply not true. Unfortunately, the media is filled with journalists who may know how to […]

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The Quick Skinny on Bail Reform

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Last updated on November 4th, 2018 at 07:18 pmIn a previous blog post, I detailed the truth about pretrial services, 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 […]

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

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Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 04:42 pmFor 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 […]

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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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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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Fugitive: Brandon Brown on Felony Charges in Richmond Circuit Court

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Last updated on September 11th, 2015 at 09:57 am Fugitive: Brandon Brown on Felony Charges in Richmond Circuit Court Brandon Brown failed to appear in the Richmond City Circuit Court on August 25th, 2015 on felony drug charges. Brown has also caught the attending of Richmond Police. From a story on WTVR 6 about Brandon […]

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When Not to Bail Someone Out of Jail

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Last updated on September 11th, 2015 at 10:00 amThere are many articles about how to bond someone out of jail, including this one – How Bail Bonds Work in Virginia. However, very often, the best thing to do is not post bail. This article gives some guidance and examples of when not to bail someone […]

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Wanted: Clarence Taylor for Failure to Appear

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Last updated on September 10th, 2015 at 10:11 pmFugitive: Clarence Taylor for failure to appear in Richmond General District Court. Clarence Eugene Taylor is currently a fugitive from justice after jumping bond in the jurisdiction of City of Richmond for felony and misdemeanor offenses. He’s believed to be residing in Richmond area, in a Motel. […]

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Jail Humor

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Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 12:09 pmThere’s nothing really funny about being incarcerated. Aarrow Bail Bonds takes this seriously and are committed to helping people get their loved ones out of jail fast, with as little pain and hassle as possible. Having said that, humor can be found in most all things, including […]

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Car impounded after an arrest – how to get it back

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Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 11:49 amWas your car impounded after an arrest? You’ll want to get it back as soon as possible, as you’ll be charged storage fees for your car. The longer it remains unclaimed, the more expensive it will be to get it. The process for getting it back varies […]

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Update: Andre Blackwell for Failure to Appear

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Last updated on April 16th, 2014 at 10:07 pmAndre Blackwell was apprehended by the Norfolk Police Department and is currently incarcerated at the Norfolk City Jail. The arrest occurred on March 26, 2014 and charged with obstruction of justice and contempt of court. He currently has no bond. These charges are in addition to the […]

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