A judge appears to be the first in Northern Virginia to drop cash bonds
from The Washington Post
Judges have been setting cash bonds for defendants awaiting trial for so long, they've become a part of the criminal-justice system as familiar as the scales of justice or the crack of a gavel opening court. But for about a year, Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge David Bernhard has been quietly doing away with this cornerstone of the courts. In his courtroom, nearly all defendants not deemed a danger to the public or a flight risk have been allowed their freedom without putting up thousands of dollars.
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