What is the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program?

Last month, we gave an overview of the penalties drivers face when charged with DUI in Minnesota. Among those DUI penalties is the revocation of driving privileges, but there are options for [...]

MN Mandatory Bail and How Bail is Set for Drunk Driving in Minnesota 

Minnesota law states that a judge who sets a bail amount as a condition of release must set two different amounts: one based on the suspect keeping other conditions of release (such as wearing a [...]

What is The Difference Between Bail and Bond?

When defendants are released from jail, they may have to post bail as part of the conditions of release ordered by a judge.  Oftentimes the words bail and bond are used in connection with these [...]

Support and Facts of Commercial Bail Bonds (Part 2 of 2)

Publicly run pretrial release programs have been implemented in States such as Wisconsin, Illinois, Oregon and Kentucky; following the elimination of commercial bail bonds.  The result in these [...]

Support and Facts of Commercial Bail Bonds (Part 1 of 2)

As a consequence of misunderstanding, over glorification and greed regarding the bail bond industry as a whole, there are many entities that have come to despise the private industry and actively [...]

What is a Commercial Bail Bond?

The commercial bail bond has been an established method of release since the United States was founded. Commercial bail, though a controversial and often over glorified industry, was originally [...]