10% Deposit Bail Myth 4

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MYTH #4

If a court wants to set 10% deposit bail, it

doesn’t really hurt anybody.

Wrong! It can not only hurt somebody, it can kill

somebody. Highly credible studies have repeatedly

demonstrated that the more 10% deposit bail is used,

the more people don’t return to court and therefore

the more fugitives there are. And since fugitives are

highly recidivistic, the more fugitives there are, the

more crime victims there will be.

Deposit bail doesn’t hurt anyone? That’s right up

there with leprechauns.

Here’s something about deposit bail that is not a

myth: The criminals love it, because they know

when they put up their 10% with the court they

don’t have to come back and when they don’t,

nobody’s coming after them. And, they know

something else: Nobody is going to make them

pay the remaining 90% of their bond. Ever.

How different it is, and how much safer the

community, when the court insists upon financially

secured release where if the defendant skips,

someone brings him back, and if they don’t they

pay the bail amount to the court.

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c o m p a n i e s , p l e a s e c o n t a c t :

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