WV House passes bill affecting bail in misdemeanor cases
from Charleston Gazette-Mail
Members of the House of Delegates approved a measure that seeks to change guidelines for how magistrates in West Virginia set bond in certain misdemeanor cases. House members approved House Bill 4511 by a margin of 94-4 and sent it to the Senate. The bill would more clearly define when magistrates should set a property or financial bail for defendants in misdemeanor cases, and when they should release defendants on their personal recognizance while their cases are pending in the court system.
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