Will Sentences Improve with the Elimination of Money Bail?

We believe that with elimination of money bail, sentencing will be tougher than when money bail existed. We caveat this prediction by noting that Senate Bill 10, which was passed to eliminate money bail, is set for a referendum vote in November 2020, so the money bail system now in place may continue. However, if money bail is eliminated, there will inevitably be more probationary plea bargains entered into by many out of necessity to quickly resolve a case to preserve one’s job and avoid incarceration. There will less plea bargaining and consequently, the terms of sentencing will become harsher and harsher over time. To read more about this problem, click on the following link.


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