Saturday, April 21, 2018

New Mexico "bail reform prompts three bail bondsmen to run for" judge

KOB:

The bail bonding business has dwindled since last July after the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that judges are not allowed to issue excessive bonds.

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Gonzales, who is running for Santa Fe County Magistrate Court Judge Division I, has questioned why some judges have released many arrestees with no bond at all.

“I don't know if maybe they have lost touch with the community, but all of the citizens – you know, the common folk – they all see that crime is higher than it's ever been,” Gonzales said.