January 27, 2017

This recent study in Utah compares cash and surety bonds. The study found "Defendants released on cash bail, however, were slightly more likely to be missing after six months than those released on surety bond." which means those cash bonds likely forfeited and poor fa...

August 26, 2016

Researchers from the Arnold Foundation believe "that substance abuse was not one of the top nine factors that contributed to a defendant's failure to appear in court or to their likelihood of committing crimes while free."

In my experience drug use correlates with the m...

August 25, 2016

This is in response to the article, "America’s bail system is a war on the poor. Let’s get rid of it" by Rachel Marshall. http://www.vox.com/2016/8/24/12590060/doj-bail-unconstitutional

Rachel believes the concept of bail is simple. There is a monetary incentive. Which...

August 13, 2016

The Department of Justice has come out and said "The Fourteenth Amendment Prohibits Incarcerating Individuals Without Meaningful Consideration Of Indigence And Alternative Methods Of Achieving A Legitimate Government Interest" and "Bail Systems That Keep Indigent Defen...

August 4, 2016

Many opponents of the current bail schedule believe it is not fair because it only considers the charges. Although most Rules of Criminal Procedure do allow bond to be set by taking into account the available information, bond could be better set by considering other f...

July 23, 2016

The Constitution says bail shall not be excessive. The definition of excessive is going beyond what is usual, normal, or proper. How do you suppose we should interpret excessive bail. There are currently two ways Courts are interpreting this.

The first is to say people...

March 6, 2014

On February 27, 2014  the Metropolitan Court made the transition from a well-liked case management system to a different case management system known as Odyssey. The transition has disrupted Metro. Courts fast pace working operation. The Court staff is learning the sys...

December 14, 2013

Metropolitan Bail Bonds Albuquerque is in constant contact with defendants and hear so many stories about probation officers and pretrial officers violating them for so many reasons. Whether the defendant should be violated or not, as stated by most defendants, it seem...

December 10, 2013

December 7, 2013

People do not plan financially for a Bail Bond. It is usually an emergency situation. The newly arrested defendants are sometimes individuals who are working and providing for a family but live check to check and need to do a bond on an installment plan...

November 26, 2013

When a crime is reported, yet not proven and your loved one is in jail, Metropolitan Bail Bonds Albuquerque is properly ready to assist you. Metropolitan Bail Bonds, Albuquerque, understands the charges are allegations and the person may be innocent. 

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