California Lawmakers Consider Eliminating Bail

By: Wallin & Klarich

Six out of ten. That is the number of people who are arrested and held on suspicion of committing a crime in California who never face criminal charges. This is because those wrongly accused of crimes can spend months and even years in custody while their case works it way through the criminal justice system. …

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Tagged: California’s bail system

New Law Prevents Double Payment of Bail (PC 1305)

By: Wallin & Klarich

The expectation most people have is that a person who is arrested for a crime will be removed from the community and put in jail. However, if you think about it, bail is exactly in line with one of the most fundamental principals of our criminal justice system: each person is innocent until they are …

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Tagged: Bail and pre-trial process

Change in California Law Allows You to Participate in an Electronic Monitoring Program Even if You Cannot Post Bail (CPC 1203.018)

By: Wallin & Klarich

The California Legislature recently changed California Penal Code section 1203.018, which may allow you to be released from custody while awaiting trial on an electronic monitoring program. This option is available even if you are not able to post bail. Previously you were only able to participate in the electronic monitoring program if you had …

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Former LSU Quarterback Goes To Jail After Judge Revokes His Bond

By: Wallin & Klarich

People should learn from their mistakes. Unfortunately, four former Louisiana State University football players have failed to do so. Now one former player is facing jail time while another will no longer play football at LSU again. Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Tyrann Mathieu were arrested on October 25, 2012 after police allegedly found …

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