A man facing 41 felony charges will not have his bail reduced after the Court of Appeals of Indiana determined the consequences of his case could prove “severe.”
Noting several times its limited role in reviewing the denial of a request to reduce bail, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed a trial court’s ruling that set bail at $150,000 for an Elkhart County teenager charged in a deadly auto accident.
Charitable bail organization The Bail Project has filed a complaint in federal court alleging a new Indiana law restricting whom it can bail out of jail infringes on its constitutional rights.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s opposition to one of President Joe Biden’s nominees surprised Democrats on Wednesday and presented a fresh test to a tradition that over the years has allowed individual senators to block the confirmation of judges from their home states.
Upholding the trial court’s refusal to reduce the bond or grant conditional release to a teenager connected to a home invasion, the Indiana Supreme Court has also chided the Court of Appeals of Indiana for reversing the trial court and issuing a ruling that required the teen to be released immediately.
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee has endorsed five criminal justice bills aimed at reducing violent crime.
The suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed five people was free on $1,000 bail posted just two days before the deadly event, a fact that is leading to a review of what happened and renewed calls for giving judges more power to set higher bails.
A judge denied bond Tuesday for South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, saying the attorney’s considerable financial resources and mental instability appear for now to make it too risky to allow him to await trial outside of jail on charges he stole $3.4 million in insurance money meant for the sons of his housekeeper.
Two parents seeking justice for their son after he was shot and killed during an attempt by bail bondsmen to apprehend him at their home did not sway an Indiana Court of Appeals decision that ruled for the bail bond company.
An Indiana man accused of throwing an explosive toward police and smashing windows during protests in Portland, Oregon, appeared in federal court this week and was detained pending further proceedings.
Two men charged in the death and dismemberment of a 55-year-old man requested public defenders during their initial court appearances Tuesday.
Although a trial court should not have allowed a six-day delay in a defendant’s initial appearance, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the denial of the defendant’s motion to reduce bail because he did not establish prejudice. A concurring judge, however, cautioned that restraint should be used when “extending” Supreme Court precedent.
An Indianapolis security guard who shot and killed a woman in her vehicle must remain in jail until his trial, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled, affirming the denial of the guard’s petition for release on bail in a “close case.”
The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed the denial of a St. Joseph County man’s motion for release on bail after he was arrested and charged with murder stemming from a fatal drug deal.
With the implementation of Criminal Rule 26 in January, courts across Indiana have been required to begin using evidence-based practices to make pretrial release decisions. But do those practices actually improve the criminal justice system?
A man accused of battering a 2-year-old was ordered released from jail Tuesday by the Indiana Court of Appeals after it found no evidence that he posed a threat to either the victim or the community.
Prosecutors want a northwestern Indiana judge to reconsider his decision to release a man accused in the fatal shootings of a Gary woman and her 13-year-old son, calling him a “substantial” threat to the public.
A northwest Indiana man who was set free on bond on attempted murder charges is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend, who he allegedly previously attempted to kill, authorities said Friday.