The Federal bail process fosters inequities
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The Federal bail process fosters inequities report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English



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  • Bail -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
LC ClassificationsKF9632 .A83
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 64 p. ;
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4375710M
LC Control Number78603488

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  The bail bond business does help some people get out of jail — but it’s also led to ruthless business practices. While the justice system returns bail money in full after a defendant appears in court — whether they’re found innocent or guilty — the fees charged by bail bond agencies (typically 10 percent) are not refunded. What’s. of minorities at every stage of the criminal justice process—from arrest to sentencing—reinforces the perception that drives the inequality in the first place, with the unfairness at every succes-sive stage of the process compounding the effects of earlier injustices. The result is a vicious cycle that has evolved into a self-fulfilling. Under the federal Bail Reform Act of , the judge must decide to either release the defendant on the his or her own recognizance (“R.O.R.”) or execution of a bond, release the defendant with conditions or a combination of conditions, or continue detention. Can You Bail Out on Federal Charges? Under the Bail Reform Act of , the court must set the lowest possible bail that will reasonably assure the defendant’s appearance in court. If the defendant is a public danger, the court can deny bail. Otherwise, the Court must consider the following factors set forth in Rule 5 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

  To determine what's necessary to ensure a defendant's appearance at trial, the court will consider their mental state, the nature of the charges, whether they're a flight risk, and other such considerations. Learn about bail hearing procedures and more at FindLaw's Criminal Procedure section. Generally: The Principle of Fundamental Fairness The Court has held that practically all the criminal procedural guarantees of the Bill of Rights—the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments—are fundamental to state criminal justice systems and that the absence of one or the other particular guarantees denies a suspect or a defendant due process of law under the Fourteenth Amendment. The bail process in a federal court is more complex and difficult than in a state court. Compared to the state bail process, where an accused gets bail according to a standard schedule (he or she can post bail without even facing a judge) in a federal court, the judge has sole discretion in granting bail. 21 hours ago  But licensed foster care parents in Cuyahoga County receive much higher amounts - from $ to $2, per month per child - and even more if children have special needs, according to .