Being the victim of a crime is horrible, and those perpetrating crimes should be held accountable; but we must acknowledge the facts. Fewer than 25 percent of reported crimes are solved by arrest. A wrongful arrest can destroy one’s life by creating a ripple effect that lasts long after the case is closed. Unfortunately, wrongful arrests are increasingly prevalent, and the damage caused by them occurs at every stage, even early stages such as setting bail. So, today we’re explaining what bail is, what the purpose of bail is, and when bail is unconstitutional. For more information on “Bail” in various state constitutions, check out
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