Tag: Texas

Exposing the Dangers of Taxpayer Funded Pretrial Release

Kill someone while Driving Drunk? Free to Go!

Austin, Travis County, Texas   On November 25th, 2019, Amanda Overton was arrested and charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter after wrecking into a motorcycle in South Austin. After having her bond set at $100,000.00 she was quickly released on a Personal Bond. A personal bond is a bond through the county where the defendant doesn’t have…
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Texas Showdown – TAKE ACTION to STOP HB-3011 on April 17 – the "Get Out of Jail FREE" Bill

Criminal Justice Reform, as it relates to pretrial release, will be on center stage April 17 @ 2:00 pm during a public hearing on House Bill 3011 – a Bill sponsored by Andrew Murr which is designed to promote the pretrial release of offenders…without the constraints of bail. Houston – House Bill 3011 would eliminate the fundamental constitutional right…
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LETTER: Bail Reform – Texas on My Mind

Bail Reform: Texas on My Mind Contribution by Eric Granof, VP for AIA Surety Earlier this week I received an interesting email from a colleague. The email contained a link to a brand new March 2017 study out of Texas A&M University’s Public Policy Institute. As with most documents over 100 pages, I decided, probably like…
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