A “hate crime” is typically defined as a criminal act motivated not by greed, desperation or momentary passion, but instead by deep-seated bias against a person because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, nationality or personal or political beliefs. There are myriad laws on the books in Broomfield County and throughout Colorado – and indeed throughout the United States – designed to address this specific type of crime. In some cases, those laws include increasing, or even eliminating bail for persons accused of committing a hate crime. In this post, the team at Urban Bail Bonds will examine the potential effects of hate crime charges on bail.
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Once the bail bond company posts your bond and you are released from jail it means you’re essentially free to resume your life until your court date rolls around, right? Not really. At the very least you will be forbidden from leaving the state until the legal process runs its course in your case. And it’s also possible that other conditions might be imposed on your release. Violate any of those conditions and you are likely to find yourself back in Broomfield County jail where you will molder until your court date rolls around. In this short guide, we’re going to take a close look at some of the conditions attached to being released on bail.
Holidays are a special time. Families get together to catch up, share experiences, and discuss their hopes and plans for the future. That said, there are some things that can put a damper on the holiday mood: that uncle who always drinks too much, a simmering feud between siblings, and bad weather to name a few. But none of those will have quite the impact of someone in the family’s inner circle being arrested. The good news is your local bail bond agency can help prevent an arrest from spelling the end of your holiday celebrations.
It costs a lot of money to keep people in jail, and with prison populations soaring over the past 20 years cities, counties, and states have been exploring ways to reduce the number of people in their jails without unleashing chaos on the streets. Some tried to kick the bail bonding company to the curb, only to see spikes in crime and recidivism. Others have embraced the idea of home confinement. Home confinement may be used as an alternative type of sentence (particularly for non-violent offenders) to reduce prison populations, or it may be imposed as a condition of bail. In which case it’s referred to as “pre-trial home confinement”.
For centuries the bail system in the US has been helping to ensure accountability on the part of those accused of crimes and justice for the victims of crime. But it’s no exaggeration to state that most people have little idea about how the system works. One of the biggest disconnects concerns the difference between cash bail and a bail bond. To most people, there is no difference. Bail is bail and is something arranged for through a bail bond agent. But that is an incomplete understanding at best. Read on to learn more about the important difference between…
Like the bail bond agent, the public defender is an integral part of the criminal justice system in America. A public defender is appointed by the court to those individuals accused of crimes who are not able to afford private legal representation. This right to counsel was established by the 6th amendment to the constitution, but it only applies to criminal cases, not civil cases or cases where there is no possibility of imprisonment. Despite the important work that public defenders do there are definitely advantages and disadvantages associated with opting for a public defender in Adams County, or…
Rumors regarding the death of the bail bonding system have been greatly exaggerated. The fact is bail is still here in most places and still the best way to promote accountability and help ensure justice for the victims of crime.
Hollywood’s idea of bail goes like this: the suspect is dragged before a judge in a crowded courtroom where the prosecutor requests that she be held without bail and her lawyer asks that she be released without conditions. The judge then makes some pithy remark and sets bail at an amount that doesn’t please anyone. In reality, bail hearings are not nearly as common as popular media would have you believe. Read on to learn what a bail hearing is, why most people never have one and the role of the bail bond agent in all of this.