2017 Bail Legislative Log

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2017 Bail Legislative Log

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2017 Legislative Log

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2017 Legislative Log

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Indiana Criminal Rule 26

 The Indiana Supreme Court recently promulgated Criminal Rule 26.  Click the link below to read. Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In Financial Casualty & Surety Co., Inc. v. Thayer, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136604 (D.N.J. September 30, 2016), the surety appealed the holding of ... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In State v. Stomps, 2016 Wash. App. LEXIS 1671 (Wash. App. July 19, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of a bail recovery agent on c... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. Indiana Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance Co., 2016 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4898 (Cal. App. June 30, 2016), the surety appealed the tria... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. Bankers Insurance Co., Case No. H040226 (Cal.App. May 31, 2016), the surety appealed a trial court’s denial of the surety’s ... Read More

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Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. Financial Casualty and Surety, Inc., Case No. E062743 (Cal.App. May 11, 2016), the surety appealed the trial court’s order denying... Read More

2016 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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2016 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. United States Fire Insurance Co., Case No. E063514 (Cal.App. April 21, 2016), the surety appealed a trial court’s denial of a moti... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In Jobe v. State, 482 S.W.3d 300 (Tex.App. 2016), an indigent defendant charged with capital murder appealed the trial court’s order that ... Read More

2016 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

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2016 Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. North River Insurance Co., 2016 WL 890120 (Cal.App. March 9, 2016), the surety appealed the trial court’s denial of a motion to va... Read More

2016 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

In State v. Mitchell, 2016 WL 640522 (S.C.App. February 17, 2016) the surety appealed the estreatment of an appearance recognizance bond.  Th... Read More

2016 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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2016 Bail Related Case Summaries

 In State v. Wade, ___ N.W.2d ___, 2016 WL 456911 (Minn. Ct. App. February 8, 2016), the Court of Appeals found that the trial court did not abu... Read More

Recent Bail Related Case Summaries

Buffin, et al. v. City and County of San Francisco, et al., 2016 WL 374230 (N.D. Cal. February 1, 2016), is one of the many class actions being broug... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

United States v. Gonzales & Gonzales Bonds and Insurance Agency, Case No. 90-cv-4029 (N.D.Cal. January 15, 2016) held that the Government did not... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. North River Insurance Co., Case No. B260899 (Cal.App. January 7, 2016) the defendant appeared for arraignment and requested a continuanc... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In Forman v. Tay, Case No. 4D14-3413 (Fla.App. December 16, 2015) the defendant posted bond on February 11, 2010.  After delays not explained by... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In Seneca Insurance Company, Inc. v. Ross, 2015 WL 8948435 (Tex.App. – El Paso December 15, 2015) the defendant made a partial payment of the b... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In State v. Womack, Case No. 13-4352 (Ha.App. November 27, 2015) the defendant failed to appear on August 6, 2009, and the trial court orally granted... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. Continental Heritage Insurance Co., 2015 WL 6942502 (Cal.App. November 10, 2015) the defendant provided a false name.  After extens... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

Johnson v. Cowthorn, 2015 WL 6441434 (W.D.La. October 21, 2015) recognized that the plaintiff’s §1983 suit against two licensed bail bond ... Read More

2015 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

In County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc., 2015 WL 5439706 (Cal.App. September 16, 2015) the defendant was arraigned on Novem... Read More

2015 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

United States v. Gonzales & Gonzales Bonds and Insurance Agency, Inc., 2015 WL 4940794 (N.D.Cal. August 19, 2015) ruled on cross motions for summ... Read More

Recent Bail Related Case Summary

In People v. Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc., 2015 WL 4750831 (Cal.App. August 12, 2015) the surety moved in the trial court for a second exten... Read More

2015 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc., Case No. B254010 (Cal.App. July 24, 2015) modified the Court’s opinion reported... Read More

2015 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

In 1st Out Bail Bonds, LLC v. Washington County Justice Court, 2015 WL 4293229 (Utah App. July 16, 2015) the defendant failed to appear and the justi... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc., Case No. B254010 (Cal.App. June 26, 2015) held that the surety that had paid a judgme... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In Hernandez v. State, 2015 WL 3452431 (Tex.App. – Austin May 27, 2015) the trial court originally set the defendant’s bond at $75,000 bu... Read More

2015 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

State v. Jones, 2015 WL 3407833 (La.App. May 27, 2015) dismissed as premature the surety’s appeal from denial of its motion to set aside forfei... Read More

2015 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

In Barresi v. Barresi, 2015 WL 2448518 (Mich.App. May 21, 2015) a former husband was arrested on a bench warrant and posted bail in the amount of $3,... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In State v. Dennis, 2015 WL 1955404 (La.App. April 29, 2015) the trial court denied the surety’s motion to set aside forfeiture of the bond, an... Read More

2015 Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

 In re Forfeiture of Bail Bond (People v. Covington), Case No. 320108 (Mich.App. April 28, 2015) held that because the defendant was not apprehe... Read More

2015 Legislative Update

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Recent Case Summaries

On April 21 the California Court of Appeals for the Second District ordered publication of County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety, ... Read More

2015 Legislative Log

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Bail Related Case Summaries

In State v. Pugh, 2015 WL 1083533 (N.J.Super.A.D. March 13, 2015) the defendant was arrested by law enforcement 48 days after he failed to appear.&nb... Read More

2015 Bail Related Case Summaries

In re Hann, 2015 PA Super 44 (Pa.Super. March 4, 2015) reviewed an order of the trial court forfeiting the entire bond amount after remand of Commonw... Read More

2015 Legislative Log

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Recent Case Summaries

 In Kraft v. State, 2015 WL 548231 (Fla.App. February 11, 2015) the defendant was convicted of one count, a third degree felony, and asked to be... Read More

2015 Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. North River Insurance Co., Case No. A141040 (Cal.App. February 6, 2015) the defendant’s trial was continued, and he was ordered to... Read More

2015 Legislative Log

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2015 Bail Related Case Summaries

In Affordable Bail Bonds, Inc. v. State, 2015 Ark.App. 44 (Ark.App. January 28, 2015) the defendant failed to appear on April 25, 2013.  The cle... Read More

2015 Legislative Log

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2015 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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Bail Related Court Cases

 In People v. Cruz-Velasquez, Case No. 14CA81 (Colo.App. December 31, 2014) the surety argued that §16-3-503 C.R.S. (2014) required law enf... Read More

Bail Related Court Case Summaries

 In State v. Williams, 2014 WL 7237297 (Minn.App. December 22, 2014) the defendants failed to appear and their bonds were forfeited.  The s... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In State v. Villa-Barrera, 2014 WL 6724964 (Minn.App. December 1, 2014) the defendant failed to appear, but the court stayed a bench warrant and cont... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

 In People v. American Contractors Indemnity Co., Case No. G50070 (Cal.App. November 7, 2014) the trial court granted the surety’s timely ... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

Lopez-Valenzuela v. Arpaio, 2014 WL 5151625 (9th Cir. October 15, 2014) (En Banc) struck down the Arizona Constitutional provision and related laws (... Read More

Bail Related Case Summaries

In People v. Accredited Surety and Casualty Co., Case No. F067506 (Cal.App. October 9, 2014) the defendant failed to appear for arraignment on charge... Read More

2014 Bail Related Case Summaries

 In State v. Big Dawg Bail Bonds, 2014 WL 4637514 (Idaho App. September 18, 2014) the Court affirmed partial remission of the bond.  The de... Read More

Recent Case Summaries

 People v. Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc., Case No. H39527 (Cal.App. September 8, 2014) held that the record on appeal failed to demonstr... Read More

2014 Bail Bond Legislative Log

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2014 Bail Related Case Decisions

In State v. Lora, 2014 WL 4175724 (N.J.Super.A.D. August 25, 2014) the defendant was arrested and incarcerated on new charges.  The surety moved... Read More

2012 Bail Related Case Law

In Dixon v. Wesbrook, Case No. 1:11-cv-1290 (E.D.Cal. December 11, 2012) the plaintiff alleged various torts by six unknown bail bond agents of the s... Read More

2012 Bail Related Court Case Summaries

In Fields v. Henry County, Tennessee, 2012 WL 6097334 (6th Cir. December 10, 2012) the plaintiff was charged with domestic assault.  After he su... Read More

2012 Bail Related Case Summary

In People v. United States Fire Insurance Co., 2012 WL 5447864 (Cal.App. November 8, 2012) the County appealed refusal of the trial court to include ... Read More

The War on Public Safety

A critical analysis of The Justice Policy Institute's proposals for bail reform by Dr. Dennis A. Bartlett, Executive Director, American Bail Coalition. Read More

BARS and Captira Reach Agreement

(Indianapolis, IN) BARS Network is pleased to announce an agreement reached with Captira Analytical, LLC (“Captira”) to provide serv... Read More

Indiana Counties Surety Usage Percentages

A list of Indiana counties reflecting the percentage of use of surety bail as compared to deposit bail. Read More

Get Out of Jail Free: Taxpayer-Funded Grants Place Criminals on Street Without Bail

An article written by David Muhlhausen, Ph.D. for The Heritiage Foundation. Read More

David E. Krahl, Ph.D. - Impact of Surety Bonding on Dentention Costs

"AN ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF SURETY BONDING ON AGGREGATE AND AVERAGE DETENTION COSTS AND COST SAVINGS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR ... Read More

Report on National Symposium on Pretrial Justice

This report was submitted by Dennis Bartlett, Executive Director of American Bail Coalition.  Dennis Bartlett was invited to attend the symposiu... Read More

CRT Statement Concerning HB11-1306

The Colorado Commercial Bail Insurance Company Round Table issued a statement in opposition to HB11-1306. Read More

Mike Whitlock Receives PBUS Individual of the Year Award

PBUS President Linda Braswell presented Mike Whitlock, Vice President of American Surety Company, the PBUS 2011 Individual of the Year Award for outs... Read More

American Bail Coalition Newsletter

This is the most recent issue of the American Bail Coalition Newsletter.  Read all about events impacting the commercial bail industry through t... Read More

Bail Services in Connecticut

Legisative Program Review & Investigative Committee, Adopted December 17, 2003 Read More

Texas State Bar Ethics Opinion 599

Texas State Bar says attorneys writing bail is a conflict of interest with client. Read More

Minnesota Bail Bond Procedures 2010

These new bail bond procedures became effective April 1, 2010. Read More

Mason Dixon Poll: Voters Oppose Use of Tax Dollars for Bail

A recent Mason-Dixon poll found - Florida voters strongly favor enacting a statewide law that would limit the use of their tax dollars to paying only... Read More

OPPGA Florida Pretrial Release Programs Report

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Missouri Bail Bond Study 2009

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Tabarrok Study - Public v. Private Law Enforcement: Evidence from Bail Jumping

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Bureau of Justice Statistics - Special Report

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8th Amendment

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50 Largest Counties in the U.S.

50 Largest Counties in the U.S. based on 2005 Population Estimates Read More

2004 California Jail Survey Report

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Connecticut - Final Report on Bail

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Block Report

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History of Bail

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