While California implements a new law allowing for no-cash bail, Nevada, its neighbor, and other states are watching to see if they want to make a similar move. The change in the law, in the states where it is permitted, can allow the poor to enter a pre-release program instead of spending months or years behind bars where they rot away waiting on trial dates.

A bail bondsman is a good friend when a person is arrested and faces the prospect of spending months behind bars while waiting for a court date. What happens when the guardians of freedom are themselves in legal jeopardy?

Giving the accused the chance to keep working, or find jobs, moves the justice system closer to desperately needed reform, protects the rights of the accused and saves taxpayer money.

“Bail bonding” is a subject where many people believe they are experts. Just because someone has “been there, done that” doesn’t mean they are an authority on the often arcane rules. Take this mini-course and be prepared should you be sent to jail while awaiting trial.

Marcus Hutchins, a disgraced ethical hacker from the UK, was detained in Las Vegas and now allowed to post $30k bail pending his trial.

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