A judge set a $300,000 bond for the 54-year-old woman who turned herself in Monday morning on charges that she hit and killed a Chattanooga police officer while driving this weekend. After hearing brief arguments, Hamilton County General Sessions Court Christie Sell ruled that Janet Hinds cannot drive and will be on house arrest if she posts her $300,000 bond for her nine criminal charges. A Twitter List by TimesFreePress Attorneys and court officials arranged a bond hearing Monday after Hinds, of Hixson, Tenn., turned herself in on vehicular homicide charges in the death of officer Nicholas Galinger. Officials said authorities also sought a warrant for Hinds' blood and had it drawn this morning, likely to test for drugs or alcohol. Hinds is accused of speeding through the rain on Friday, crossing the double center line and striking a warning sign placed in the center of Hamill Road. Authorities say Galinger was also inspecting a manhole cover with water flowing from it on … [Read more...] about Judge sets $300,000 bond for Hixson woman who turned herself in after hit-and-run that killed Chattanooga police officer
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Allen Shropshire, left, and Felipe Lara pose outside of Green Spaces on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Allen Shropshire, left, and Felipe Lara pose outside... Photo by C.B. Schmelter More Info If you go:The meeting is free and open to the public. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the First-Centenary United Methodist Church at 433 Oak St. In step with other major Tennessee cities and states, a Chattanooga group is starting a community bail fund to ensure people don't languish in jail on criminal charges simply because they can't afford to be released. Half of the 1,708 inmates in Hamilton County haven't been convicted of their charges, and yet they are losing employment, time with their families and medical stability because they can't make bail. As they wait for their cases to be resolved, legal experts say, defendants are more prone to accepting plea deals to go home, even though they could fight the charges and get them dismissed. In the meantime, taxpayers are … [Read more...] about Community group launches bail fund to help defendants stuck in jail
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Copyright © 2018 Albuquerque JournalIn the year before the state Supreme Court implemented a set of rules telling New Mexico judges how to implement sweeping bail reform measures, 2,225 surety bonds were posted in the state’s busiest courthouse.Over the next 12 months, that number fell by 84 percent to 351, according to Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court officials.ADVERTISEMENTThe drop comes as the state joins a growing number of jurisdictions around the country that are shifting away from a monetary bond system in favor of one that proponents say makes decisions about release based on the risk an individual poses. 2nd Judicial District Chief Judge Nan Nash“We don’t keep people in jail because they’re low-risk and poor; we keep people in jail because … [Read more...] about Jail bond numbers plummet