Attorneys are challenging the arrest of over 230 people during this week’s violence and looting.
Maryland attorneys and lawmakers sparred Friday about a proposed constitutional amendment to nullify a court ruling that requires government-funded lawyers to be present at initial bail review hearings for the poor, but the debate might be all that results from the proposal this year.
A Maryland commission is recommending the state stop requiring people accused of crimes to post bond as a condition of release before trial.
A Maryland panel heard from DC officials Monday about how making changes to the bail hearing process could help ease a burden on court commissioners.
The Baltimore Police Department has arrested and charged a man wanted for a non-fatal shooting in East Baltimore.
An audit of thousands of pieces of police evidence is underway and a cadet accused of stealing drugs and cash is now free after posting bail.
As Maryland faces a court-ordered deadline to begin providing defendants in criminal cases with a lawyer at every bail hearing, Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday ordered that a panel study pretrial reform.
Maryland’s district courts are hoping to find attorneys willing to represent poor defendants at bail review hearings.
The governor has said he may invite counties to rework their bail systems and try out a data-based risk assessment tool.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he plans to work on overhauling Maryland’s bail hearing system, after a bill that would have done so stalled in the Legislature.
The committee fine-tuning Maryland’s budget has allocated $10 million to have attorneys staff initial bail hearings during the next fiscal year.
The Maryland Senate has approved a bill that would make courts rely on a data formula in determining whether or not to jail people after arrest.