Re: 6 Things to Know About Criminal Justice Reform - Starts 1/2

Posted by jerseymom on 2017/1/12 0:33:11
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Bail reform is killing our business, bail bondsmen say

By Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal
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on January 11, 2017 at 3:09 PM, updated January 11, 2017 at 3:47 PM

JERSEY CITY -- New Jersey bail bondsmen may be looking for some bailing out of their own. 

A pair of Hudson County bondsmen and one from Bergen County told The Jersey Journal the bail reforms that took effect on Jan. 1 have decimated their businesses, leaving them with previously sold bonds to service but no money coming in.

"So far we have zero business," Lou Turdo, of Big Lou's Bail Bonds on Newark Avenue in Jersey City said of the impact of the Speedy Trial and Bail Reform Act, which assumes virtually no defendants will have monetary bails.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... dsmen_in_a_tight_spo.html



(This is a tad concerning...)

I don't have the means and the income to catch these guys or monitor them anymore," Turdo said. "Once they get the word on the street, I think people will stop showing up in court... It's really scary the types of defendants that are being released on their own recognizance."

Shaw added: "There's no way we can keep an office and pay our employees to come in if there's no business."




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