What You Should Know About the Cash Bail / Bond System

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All across our country, courts are reviewing the constitutionality of the cash bail/bond system. For example, in 2018, California became the first state to end the practice of cash bonds after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill eliminating the practice.

Even in our own state, a federal judge said detaining a person because they can’t afford bail is a violation of Florida law.

In the State of Florida, the purpose of bail is two-fold: 1) to ensure the appearance of the accused in court; and 2) the protection of the community at large.

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