Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Report Recommends Reform Of Bail System
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in January that legal representation must be provided to defendants for their initial bail commissioner hearing, but the General Assembly changed the public defender statute so the state would not have to increase funding to public defenders for indigent clients.
Bail review hearings are done by a judge who can alter initial bail decisions made by non-lawyer bail commissioners.
at 10/31/2012 10:00:00 AM