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Delaware: Bail reform plan seeks to standardize fees

from The News Journal via Delaware Online

Testifying at a legislative hearing, Magistrate James Tull complained that when setting bail he never knows how much it will cost the defendant to buy his freedom until trial. That's because some bail companies charge defendants as little as 3 percent up front, and as little as 5 percent total to post secured bond. While most charge 10 percent up front, the difference can be substantial. more


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