Bailing Out of King County Jail

What Happens After an Arrest? If someone you know has been arrested in the Seattle area, it’s likely that they’ll be taken to King County Jail – this jail is located in downtown Seattle. There, the defendant will wait to appear before a judge, who controls when. Once they appear before a judge, the judge…

Department of Justice Proposes Bail Policy Updates for Low- or No-Income Defendants

In August, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief proposing an adjustment to pre-trial bail policy for defendants who cannot afford to pay for their release. Following an arrest (but before the first hearing occurs), if an alleged offender is granted bail, said person has the option to pay…