Two men charged and detained for nearly a month after a raid on an Old Goucher corner store were released Wednesday after lab tests found 29 pounds of alleged fentanyl and morphine that authorities seized weren’t actually fentanyl or morphine at all.
Richard Preston, the imperial wizard of Rosedale’s chapter of the Ku Klu Klan, will remain jailed without bond in Albemarle County, Va.
Last night, a resolution went before the Baltimore City Council asking members to consider letting the city trade bail time to defendants in exchange for their firearms.
Maryland court officers can no longer order that defendants be held ahead of trial on bail that they cannot afford, the state’s top court ruled yesterday.
Patrick Barone is a criminal defense lawyer, licensed to practice in the state of Michigan. His published works, teaching experience and impressive number of case wins has earned him an esteemed position in the legal community.
A recent report by Bridge Magazine takes a hard look at the true cost of Michigan’s cash bail system.
Infamous former Woodlawn High School student Adnan Syed has a new trial pending in the high-profile 1999 murder case of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. However, he won’t be getting out of prison on bail before he goes back to court, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ruled.
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.
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.
The top judge in the District Court of Maryland appears to agree with Attorney General Brian Frosh in his argument that setting bail unreachably high for defendants is wrong.