Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Bail Reform and the "List"
An unlawful act punishable by a state or other type of authority.
That's great, we knew this.
Bail, in New York, is some sort of collateral, whether it is cash or a bond to make sure a defendant is going to show up to Court. The law has always been and continues to be that Courts are only supposed to require bail where there is some reason to believe a defendant is not going to show up to Court when instructed, like, has the means to flee or is violent. Sometimes a Judge is unfamiliar with a certain defendant, so there is a list of criteria under the Criminal Procedure Law that a Judge can use to help determine whether the accused will show up. But, again, the sole purpose of bail is to secure a defendant’s whether he shows up, when the Court directs them to be there.When bail is set, and a defendant cannot afford it, they are sent to the County Jail to await their next court appearance. Depending on the charges or the Court, that can be weeks or months spent in jail – innocent. I'm assuming on depends where you live and how fast the courts move as well.
Innocent until proven guilty:
Law enforcement officers do not arrest innocent people. Well, not on purpose anyway. On the whole law enforcement officers do a terrific job with the information they have or the actions they observe. But sometimes officers do not have all of the information, sometimes the information changes, sometimes the conduct does not fit the level of the crime, and sometimes officers make mistakes. Law enforcement officers are human. For this reason the criminal justice system includes defense attorneys, prosecutors, and Judges.
Judges are the people who decide whether or not to set bail. Judges are elected officials and have a wide discretion in determining bail. They can set bail on any defendant accused of any crime in any amount they feel is appropriate. A Judge is not required to take into account any specific criteria when setting bail, nor is a Judge required to consider the fact that it could be a finacial burden to the family of a defendant when determining bail.
There are three types of criminal charges: violations (serious), misdemeanors (more serious), and felonies (most serious). Felonies are split up into 5 classes –
E through A, with A being the most serious. Felonies are also categorized into violent felonies and sex felonies. Violent felonies and sex felonies are considered aggravating because they include intentional acts and victims. There is supposed to be a distinction. Pay close attention this is important under the Bail Reform Laws. The reform still permits cash bail for defendants accused of a “” including:
These offenders will also have the added bonus of a new incentive program in New York City -- which will give released suspects things like New York Mets tickets and gift cards for showing up to court!!!!
Does crime Pay?
Of course not, what are we teaching our kids?? Theres no consequence.
I used to be a Democrat. In 1987 I registered as a Democrat, when Bail Reform came out in 2019.....I changed over to Republican. There's no way my ideals and values matched with the Democrats anymore. Most of my family, which are Hispanic are registered Republican.
Fixing New York’s bail requirements was hailed as a national victory after Democrats regained dual majorities in the state Senate in 2019. A series of reforms, which included banning cash bail for all but the most violent felonies, were signed into law as a symbol of what the party could do united in power for the first time in years.
Bail reform needs to be amended!!
Look at your elected officialS in your area, see if they support Bail reform.
BE DILLIGENT ABOUT YOUR SAFETY
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