The Bail Reform Act’s Pernicious Effects

Pre-trial detention is among the most misunderstood and abused aspects of the criminal justice system. Whether a person is detained or not, and the conditions under which a person is released, often sets the stage for the outcome of the case. It is now widely...

Attorneys and Bondsmen

North Carolina law prohibits lawyers from having any kind of interest in bonding activities. In addition, the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct make it a professional ethical violation for an attorney to be involved in bonding activity.The reason for this...

The Importance of Bond: George Zimmerman’s Lesson

Bond is one of the most important stages in a criminal case as George Zimmerman is now learning. Zimmerman is the man accused of second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. In North Carolina, an arrestee has two opportunities to have bond...