Bailing Out of King County Jail

If someone you know has been arrested in the Seattle area, it’s likely that they will be taken to King County Jail. Located in downtown Seattle, this is where they will be booked and held until they can appear before a judge. Once they appear before a judge, the judge will set their terms for…

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…