Welcome to Monday, the 42nd anniversary of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — Bail without consideration of defendants’ financial circumstances violates due process, ABA tells U.S. Supreme Court ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Legislators opposed to cash bail Thursday said they seek $10 million next fiscal year for pretrial service programs as courts move away from bail in favor of the monitored release before trial of defendants who do not pose ...Read More »
Maryland will award grants totaling about $1 million to 11 counties to develop and improve pretrial service programs as courts have moved away from cash bail in favor monitored release of defendants before trial, the Governor’s Office of Crime Control ...Read More »
Two accused burglars with a record of fleeing before trial were wrongfully assessed bail in amounts exceeding their ability to pay, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Friday in explaining its June order that the terms of their pretrial detention be reviewed.Read More »
A legal advocacy group has asked Baltimore-area judges to dismiss cases in Maryland District Court brought by an unlicensed bail bonds company that has 149 debt-collection suits pending worth more than $862,000. The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ...
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ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s local lead prosecutors and the state’s chief public defender voiced strong support Tuesday for a six-month old rule designed to prevent judicial officers from imposing bail on defendants beyond their financial means, with the prosecution praising an ...Read More »