Check out this Herald Sun article and get the facts on bail bonds
As Durham’s district attorney, I support the effort to revamp our bond and bail system. A bond is set by a judge for each case while a defendant is incarcerated awaiting trial. The primary purpose of a bond is to ensure the safety of the victim and the community, and ensure the defendant’s presence in court. These factors must be balanced with the presumption of innocence and the effects of pre-trial incarceration. I believe that pre-trial incarceration is detrimental to the individual and must be considered carefully. Read more.