Tuesday, May 11, 2010
That's right.....Pretrial release programs are taking folks arrested, who can otherwise afford to bail themselves out, and releasing them on your tax payer dime! Mind you, they are being released without securing a bail bonds through a bondsman who can ensure the public their appearance in court. These O.R.s (know as releases inmates' "own recognizance") are being handed out like candy by your local major detention facility. So the next time you think Las Vegas law enforcement is really being diligent in getting "drunk" drivers off the streets, just know that that drunk is likely to be booked into jail for about 12 hours and then cut loose on his or her "promise" to come back to court.