In an incredibly silly move, the North Carolina General Assembly is threatening to cut pre-trial release programs, which save the taxpayer about $70/day and have a 90 percent success rate. These programs save counties money, they save defendants money. But bail bondsmen and their allies in the legislature are happy to keep more people locked up just so they can profit off the ones who can bond out.

It’s frankly disgusting.

Damon Chetson - 992 posts

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.