Neighborhood

Neighbor Disputes

April 27th, 2017 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

At some point in your life, you will have to deal with a noisy neighbor or confront any other distasteful actions committed by your neighbor.


California Assembly Bill 42 Opposition

April 24th, 2017 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

All-Pro Bail Bonds is leading the fight against proposed legislation that would eliminate the bail industry, drive up taxes, and increase crime in the state of California. Assembly Bill 42 would allow state judges to decide if someone should be released on their own recognizance or kept behind bars because they are too dangerous to be set free. The bill is modeled after one in New Jersey. Proponents say it would keep defendants who can’t afford bail from being held indefinitely before the trial process. Opponents say the bill comes with a hefty price tag and safety concerns. The proposed bill would require counties to conduct pre-trial assessments to determine whether someone arrested is a safety threat or at risk not to show up for court. Based on that, the judges would decide whether to release the inmate. While the legislation is aimed at reducing jail costs and overcrowding, critics say it is extremely expensive to implement. Steffan Gibbs, CEO of All-Pro Bail Bonds say, “a recent study by Towson University shows the annual cost to operate a pre-trial division in New Jersey is $215 million . This money comes from the New Jersey taxpayers. If this legislation passes in California, which is four times larger, you can imagine annual costs of no less than $860 million”. Gibbs is also concerned about the safety risks. Early results in New Jersey show an increase in crimes committed by people who were released on their own recognizance. Gibbs spoke to two San Diego television stations, kusi.com and nbcsandiego.com about the bill. The bill has already passed committees in the state senate and state assembly. At a hearing regarding AB 42 on Tuesday, April 18th, more than 150 bail agents voiced their opposition to the bill. In addition, lawmakers involved in the process received more than 100 letters opposing the measure. Now it moves to the Committee on Appropriations. Besides the bail bond industry, the legislation is opposed by a number of law enforcement officials, including the district attorneys in San Diego and Los Angeles and the California Attorneys’ Association.


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Tenant Rights

April 19th, 2017 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

When you're looking to rent an apartment, it's important that you're aware of the rights you have as a tenant.


Supreme Court

Landmark Civil Rights Cases

April 18th, 2017 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

There are many United States Supreme Court decisions that have had a major impact on civil rights and bail in America.


Locked jail gate

Understanding Inmate Rights

April 14th, 2017 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

Being incarcerated will limit your freedoms to a certain extent; however, it does not mean you do not have basic human rights.


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