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Prop 47 In Republican Crosshairs

An initiative qualified for the ballot last Tuesday that would roll back parts of the controversial Prop 47, approved in 2014, to address jail overcrowding. Back then California was dealing with dangerously overcrowded prisons and jails with no idea how to reduce it. Then the California State Government came up with Proposition 47, a law [...]

What Is A Bail Hearing?

When a defendant is arrested and taken into custody, they go through a procedure known as booking and processing. It includes taking the arrestee’s photo, recording their fingerprints, conducting a comprehensive national background check to look for any warrants, and more. The final step in the process is to set bail for those who are [...]

Analysis Shows Zero Bail Initiatives Encourage Crime

Over the past few years, California has flirted with the idea of either outright getting rid of - or significantly altering the use of - the cash bail system by enacting zero bail programs. On the one side are critics who claim that it unfairly affects the poor who, since they cannot afford bail, are [...]

Zero-Bail Policy in Los Angeles Takes Effect

Bail reform has been one of the political goals of many state governments across the country - including California. While state efforts have been unsuccessful, local, county-level reforms do not need to be signed off on by the governor. As such, a zero-bail policy is now in effect in Los Angeles County. What a Zero-Bail [...]

Happy Thanksgiving from SCV Bail Bonds

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at SCV Bail Bonds! It's been a long year, and we look forward to many more serving our clients. Remember while you're celebrating this year to be careful should you choose to enjoy alcohol. The SCV Sheriff Station deputies have scheduled extra patrols to ensure that they catch those [...]

California Bail Under Assault Again

Lawmakers in the California State Senate have passed legislation to release nearly all defendants from custody by creating the "absolute right" to bail - even for dangerous defendants. Defendants facing charges for serious crimes would be released from jail should the new legislation pass. Some of those charges include: Domestic violence Felony sexual assault on [...]

Zero Bail Strikes Again

By now you've probably heard about the smash and grab robberies that have been happening in various cities and states. Recently, Los Angeles police arrested 14 people suspected of participating in these crimes around the city. However, with zero bail policies still in place, the suspects were quickly released after booking and processing. LAPD Chief [...]