In the weeks leading up to the new year, counties throughout Illinois are preparing to implement the facets of a new law that should reduce jail overcrowding. Signed into law earlier this year, the Illinois Bail Reform Act was created with a goal of making it easier for those charged with minor criminal offenses to remain free until they are required to appear in court.
Defendants Now Have Options to Gain Release
Proponents of the new legislation indicated that the previous bail system unfairly detained the poor and indigent for relatively minor offenses. The new law is said to restore a defendant’s constitutional rights, and avoid serving time in jail prior to actually receiving a trial.
As courts and law enforcement officials prepare to implement requirements of the new law, some indicate difficulty in ensuring representation is available for defendants appearing in bond court on Saturdays and over extended holiday weekends.
Trust Your Freedom to an Experienced Arlington Heights Defense Lawyer
As new laws take effect in Illinois, it is important to work with an Illinois criminal defense attorney who has the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to help you face any pending charges. Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law, provides every client with a meticulous review of their case and an aggressive defense strategy to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyer when you call 847-253-3400.
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