During COVID-19 Pandemic, Judges May Still Set Bail?

When the COVID-19 pandemic started growing in California, the California Judicial Council, realizing how uniquely dangerous jails can be for spreading the virus (low ventilation, close quarters, etc.), issued an emergency order setting bail at zero for many offenses, with lots of exceptions. In a way, “the exceptions swallow the whole.” Moreover, judges certainly retain discretion to set bail in an individual case based on a specific person’s flight risk and danger to the public. To read more about this, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/during-covid-19-pandemic-judges-may-still-set-bail.html

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