NABA

National Association of Bail Agents

 Join us in working toward the advancement and preservation of bail nation wide. You can help promote bail by DONATING to pro bail advertising here. All amount are welcome. All funds will go toward a pro-Bail advertising campaign to promote pro-bail issues that are coming to a vote in the next election nationwide. 

  

 Bail Matters

Bail is the amount of money defendants must post to be released from custody until their trial. Bail amounts are set by the government. Bail is not a fine. It is not supposed to be used as punishment. The purpose of bail is simply to ensure that defendants will appear for trial and all pretrial hearings for which they must be present. When you hire a Bail bondsman, they will post the total bail amount for a percentage of the total bail amount. (Usually under 10% in most States)

 Bail will come to a Vote

Secured bail is a centuries-old practice. As early as the year 400, defendants in Anglo-Saxon courts in England had to find a friend or family member, called a “surety” who would agree to pay a settlement if they failed to appear in court.

Today, anyone in the American court system who’s been charged with a crime is entitled to a bail hearing shortly after their arrest. At this point, all defendants are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. At this pre-trial hearing, judges or magistrates, decide whether or not to keep the defendant in jail before their trial. The judge may keep a defendant detained if he’s deemed dangerous to the public, or if there’s a good reason to think he won’t show up for court. But more often, the judge will give defendants the option to post bail. For now, you have that option but with the so-called bail reform measures that will be voted on election day, you may no longer have that option. Be very careful in November on how you vote. Save your right to bail.

 

Who is NABA?

We are:

  • on the side of effectively fighting crime, standing with law enforcement and also standing up for upholding the 8th amendment to the US constitution.
  • Highlight the tremendous expertise behind the industry
  • Spotlight the importance of the service that N.A.B.A provides for clients, the court system, and taxpayers by assuming all risk and exposure

 

WHAT IS NABA LOOKING TO DO? WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF BAIL REFORM SO FAR? WHY IS BIDEN’S PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE BAIL SO MISGUIDED?

  • NABA is creating a plan for preserving bail nationally, that the federal government can insist on before releasing money to state governments in order to fill their budget holes.
  • We need to clean up our streets and since some States are letting criminals run wild, placing everybody in real life harm by eliminating bail, it is absolutely essential that the Federal Government step in to protect this constitutional right and enforce law and order. the State is exceeding their authority with new bail "reform" policies. It is not, in fact, "reform”. It is government overreach. 
  • This is a manufactured crisis for which the alleged solution is far worse that was in place.
  • Just look at the results of several attempted state specific bail reform efforts. In some cases, the results have been bad enough to cause the jurisdiction to repeal the changes. From promises of less crime, less time in jail and lower jail populations, to the realities of more crime, more time in jail and larger jail populations, states have been left to fend for themselves. Instead, states are looking for ways to roll back and rethink these ineffective and underwhelming bail reform policies. Yet Biden is calling to eliminate bail???
  • Minor reforms to bail may be necessary, but eliminating a tried-and-true practice is foolhardy and dangerous.
  • Many New York City DAs now campaign as social justice warriors to get through primaries increasingly shaped by radical activists. Changes to bail requirements, hastily passed, allow violent offenders, many with long records of failing to appear in court, to walk free after committing serious crimes. Defense lawyers are lecturing judges as to what crimes no longer qualify for bail. Judges have been robbed of discretion and barred from considering a defendant's criminal history.
  • Prosecutors are supposed to represent the people. They are there to enforce the law, ensure that offenders return for their court dates, and that an appropriate consequence for criminal behavior is pursued and secured. Defense lawyers push back on this, attack the prosecution’s arguments, and represent their clients and their rights. Judges, through various methods, mediate between these opposing positions and preserve the integrity of the process
    • If a defendant has no means to pay, he or she is likely to have little else to stay for, either.
    • Social connections and willingness to potentially sacrifice a loved one’s home are steep but fair incentives to the defendant to not hurt others further by becoming a fugitive. That also functions to keep offenders on the straight and narrow while out on bail because the lender of last resort (family) has a strong incentive to keep a close watch on the accused to ensure they keep their house, car or life savings intact.
    • Furthermore, the alternatives to bail are to hold people throughout trial (often months and years, depending on the case’s tortuous path) or to release them on their own recognizance — in other words: We trust you if you pinkie swear to show up for trial and likely punishment.