Tag: bail bonds

Committee Overwhelmingly Recommends Change to Cash Bail System



A court rules committee on Friday voted 18-5 to recommend an overhaul of the state’s cash bail system that would keep judges from jailing poor defendants who can’t afford bail before trial. The issue now heads to the Maryland Court of Appeals.

American Bar Association’s President Joins Calls for Change in Md. Cash Bail System

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Add the president of our country’s largest professional legal organization to the list of people urging Maryland’s courts to stop putting poor defendants behind bars before trial with high bail.

Report: Bail System Makes the Innocent Pay, Targets Poor Baltimore Neighborhoods



It’s no secret that the bail bonds game is a lucrative business, but according to a new report from the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, that game is costly for many who end up being found innocent anyway. It also perpetuates poverty in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods, the authors write.

Baltimore Bail Bondsman Gets in Fight with Dog the Bounty Hunter in Vegas



This is the most… something story I’ve heard in a while.

On The Market In Cockeysville: Bulldog Creek, The House That Bail Bonds Built, Or At Least Renovated


Hot House: 13800 Falls Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030


Farm style house, circa 1967, well and recently renovated. Features 5,662 sq. ft. over 3 stories with finished basement. Brick and stone exterior with hardiplank siding. Geothermal heating and cooling. Four bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths. First floor master bedroom suite, gourmet country kitchen off family room, with Wolf and Sub-zero appliances, granite counters. Living/dining area with fireplace, den with fireplace and floor to ceiling bookshelves, 3 further bedroom suites upstairs. Carriage house with loft apartment, workshops and 3 car garage, large parking pad. Pool w/pastoral views on 9.3 acres: CPOUFS $2,895,000

Baltimore’s Iconic Bail Bonds Pens Get a Snazzy New Website


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Big Boyz Bail Bonds, creators of one of Baltimore’s most accidental icons, have just relaunched their website — and not everyone is happy about the new, streamlined look:

Still, this is as good a time as any to remind Marylanders that they can request free hot-pink-and-yellow pens via the site. Go here to request a shipment for your very own, or to report a BBBB pen sighting.  (And for some background on the slightly sleazy men behind the pen/bail bond empire, check out the City Paper’s excellent coverage here.) No word as to whether the site’s entertaining blog will make a reappearance…