Bernie Sanders has softly beat the drum for bail reform in the federal system. The Bail Reform Act of 1984 made it dramatically easier to keep people locked up before federal trials; most of the states followed suit. Today, roughly two-thirds of the people in jail are there either because they are too poor to […]

  • Bail Procedure after Criminal Arrest

    What to Do After a Criminal Arrest: Understanding the Bail Procedure

    If you have been arrested, your first step should always be to contact a criminal defense attorney serving Columbus. A criminal lawyer can make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire process and will fight for the lowest possible bail. After you are processed into police custody, you will have to post bail, which […]