Bail

Thomas Mike Miller

Miller: Only Baltimore Needs Bail System Overhaul

The Senate president says Baltimore City should find its own solution to the requirement of staffing bail hearings with defense lawyers. He says the problem doesn’t concern the rest of Maryland.

03/18/2014

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Court Won’t Reconsider Bail Counsel Requirement

Maryland’s highest court will not reconsider its decision that defendants have a constitutional right to legal counsel at their earliest bail hearings.

03/07/2014

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Attorneys Ask Judges To Uphold Bail Hearing Ruling

Attorneys for indigent defendants are opposing Attorney General Douglas Gansler’s call for Maryland’s top court to overturn a landmark decision that says arrestees have a constitutional right to counsel at initial bail hearings.

03/05/2014

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Attorney General Urges Md.’s Top Court To Overturn Bail Decision

Attorney General Douglas Gansler is urging Maryland’s top court to overturn its decision that arrestees have a right to counsel at initial bail hearings.

02/19/2014

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Senator Proposes Pretrial Unit For Bail Process

A proposal to create a statewide pretrial services unit, which would help decide whether or not arrestees should be held in jail before their trials, is gaining ground in Maryland’s legislature.

02/07/2014

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Court To Reconsider Bail Hearing Requirement

Maryland’s highest court will review its decision to require a lawyer at every defendant’s initial bail hearing.

01/23/2014

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Judges Propose Reducing Steps In Bail Process

Some of Maryland’s judges are proposing the state reduce the number of steps in the bail-setting process.

01/22/2014

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Attorney Responds In Bail Court Case For Poor

An attorney representing poor defendants is urging Maryland’s highest court to move ahead with an order requiring lawyers to be provided for indigent defendants at initial bail hearings.

01/17/2014

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Md. Puts Hold On Lawyers At Bail Hearings Order

Maryland’s highest court has put a temporary hold on a trial judge’s order that attorneys be provided for indigent defendants at initial bail hearings.

01/15/2014

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Md. Judiciary Recommends Bail Hearings On Weekends & Holidays Only

Maryland’s judiciary is proposing that court commissioners should set bail for criminal defendants only on weekends and holidays.

01/07/2014

Alicia Brown

Mother Charged With Leaving 4-Year-Old In Car For 8 Hours Is Out On Bail

A mother accused of leaving her child in a car for more than eight hours while she gambled at Maryland Live! Casino is out on bail.

01/03/2014

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Md. Lawmakers Outline Session Priorities

A Maryland court ruling requiring poor defendants to have an attorney at initial bail hearings is expected to be a significant issue in the upcoming legislative session, along with a challenging budget situation, debate about raising the minimum wage and revisiting contentious stormwater management fees, leading lawmakers said Friday.

12/13/2013

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