News & Info | 2018

The Top 5 Holiday Crimes and How to Avoid Them

As the holidays are upon us, we plan for gift-giving, celebrations and time spent with loved ones. Indeed, it is the most wonderful time of the year…and perhaps the most dangerous as well. With parties, family, and alcohol abound, bad decisions put many people on the naughty list during the holiday season. According to Find Law Blotter, here are the top five crimes that spike during the holiday season and how to avoid them to stay on the nice list!

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Criminal Justice Algorithms Proving to be the Wrong Formula

When California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB10 into law, ending cash bail in California, many were shocked when the ACLU, NAACP and Human Rights Watch rejected their support of a criminal justice reform that they had fought so heavily for. While bail reform was intended to be a step towards decreasing pre-detention rates and bringing about fairness, many argue that the alternatives to bail may be leading us in the opposite direction.

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A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds Opens Its First DeKalb County, Georgia Location

ATLANTA – October 17, 2018 – A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds, a trusted bail bonding agency with locations throughout the Metro Atlanta area, is pleased to announce the opening of its first office in DeKalb County. Located at 4286 Memorial Drive, Suite C in Decatur, Georgia, the new office is located less than a half-mile from the DeKalb County Jail. From that location, the firm will be certified to write bonds for all of DeKalb County, including the cities of Avondale, Brookhaven, Clarkston, Decatur, Pine Lake and Stone Mountain.

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Failure to Appear Rates Skyrocket Amidst Atlanta Bail Reform

Six-months into Atlanta’s cash bail reform, many waited eagerly at the Atlanta City Council meeting to hear the results. So how did we fare? Unfortunately, the preliminary results are incomplete. Less than one month after the reform was passed, a massive cyberattack hit Atlanta and thus destroyed data collection for four months out of the six-month period.

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Lax Rules Tarnish Georgia’s Reputation and Put Residents at Risk; Is it Time to Toughen Up?

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The Bail Reform Big Picture

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Bail Reform Laws Leading to Higher Incarceration Rates in Baltimore

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Georgia Senate Bill 407 Reforms Bail for Misdemeanor Offenses

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