U.S. Judge Orders Release Of Homeless Man Who Couldn't Pay $330K BailA homeless man who couldn't afford $330,000 bail while awaiting trial on burglary and auto theft charges has been released from a San Francisco jail on the order of a federal judge in the city.
Defendant Cuts Deal In High-Profile 2016 Homicide Involving $35M BailOlivier Adella, one of three suspects in a high-profile 2016 homicide, has agreed to testify against his accomplices and pleaded no contest to charges that he acted as an accessory to murder in exchange for a maximum of three years in jail, San Mateo County prosecutors said Thursday.
California Attorney General Backs Changing Money Bail SystemJudges must consider suspects' ability to pay when they set bail amounts, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Tuesday, adding momentum to ongoing talks aimed at finding a better way to make sure suspects show up in court.
18-Year-Old San Francisco Man Charged With Bernal Heights Murder, Held Without BailA San Francisco man arrested in connection with the murder of a man and the serious injury of a woman is being held without bail.
State Appeals Court Ruling Could Change How Bail is Handled in CaliforniaAccording to a ruling from the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco “a defendant may not be imprisoned solely due to poverty.”
Bail Lowered In Bizarre Bodega Bay Assisted Suicide CaseA 64-year-old Petaluma man charged with allegedly assisting his wife's unsuccessful suicide attempts before hanging her from a tree delayed entering a plea in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday morning.
Mother Of Man Who Killed Deputy In Sacramento Shootout Tries To Save HomeA Sacramento mother who did everything she could to make a life for her adopted son before he went on a shooting rampage in August now faces the loss of her home.
San Francisco Public Defender Is Challenging Every Criminal Case In Which Bail Is SetBreaking with the norm, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has announced plans to challenge every single criminal case in which bail is set for the defendant.
California Won't Alter Money Bail System This YearChanges to California's money bail system won't be happening this year.
Murder Trial Set For Hillsborough Woman Who Posted $35 Million BailTiffany Li is free on $35 million bail, the highest amount of bail anyone has ever posted in San Mateo County and one of the highest amounts anywhere.
Effort To Reform California Bail System Stalls In The LegislatureAn effort to reform California's bail system has stalled in the state legislature.
Hillsborough Murder Suspect Posts $35 Million BailMurder suspect Tiffany Li posted a $35 million bail Thursday -- money raised by friends, family and business associates with ties to China.