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Panel takes up pre-trial assessment bill

A proposal to replace initial bail hearings before court commissioners with objective pre-trial release risk assessments drew concern Tuesday from delegates leery of the project’s undetermined cost and the ability to assess accurately when a detainee can be released without presenting a threat to public safety.

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Court of Appeals delays bail counsel rule

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s top court has effectively decided to hold off on ordering that public defenders be provided to indigent suspects at initial bail hearings until the General Assembly acts on legislation that could make such an order moot. The ...

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