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Re: “Wanted men

To respond and add to nobainer…Again here we go, just 3 years ago the bondsmen were praised, by the Mesa County District Attorney, on how the bail bondsmen saved the tax payers thousands of dollars and if it were not for the bondsmen they would have to hire more officers and build a bigger jail. But all this changed in the last year, why? Maybe because they received a $250,000.00 tax payer grant to begin another entity called pretrial services. Again, here we go the government thinks they can do a better job than the private sector and comes up with phony statistics to justify their position.

This pretrial system is another bloated taxpayer funded system. Pretrial system, before trial, is operating on a very slippery slope of the defendants constitutional rights. What gives them, the courts judges, and law enforcement the right to require anyone to do ua's, ba's, ankle bracelets, etc., before a defendant has been proven guilty of anything?

We all know the govenment and the judicial system is doing so well. At last count Mesa County alone had close to 6000 outstanding warrants. Who's looking for these people? Budgets have been slashed. I wonder if Arapahoe and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department get their arrest stats the same way Mesa County gets theirs. When a bail bondsman delivers a fugitive to the jail here in Mesa County, a deputy immediately removes the bondsman's handcuffs and places theirs on and then they count this as their arrest.

Bondsmen in Mesa County are not allowed to bond after 23:30 hrs because of shortage of personnel at the jail, people that are incarcerated in the jail cannot speak to a bondsman unless bondsmen accept collect calls, and they say they want their jails emptied?

It is stated that attorneys approve of this pretrial system? May be the public defender’s office does because they are the tax payer supported entity also. You private attorneys beware, if the government can do this to a private industry, what is stopping the state from expanding its public defender’s office more with its court appointed attorneys’ and do away with private attorneys all together?? Heaven forbid you are making a profit from your business!

The taxpayer is burdened enough with all the after convicted programs they have to support, comcore, probation, work release, day reporting, etc. Most of the clients we have dealt with, repeat offenders, know how to play these programs and make a game of it. With bail bonding, it is cut n dry, bondsmen have to assure the defendants court appearance or pay the bond, no games and at no expense to the tax payer.

I am ex law enforcement and the reason I am is because we have a failed system as it is.

Bail bonding is more efficient than any law enforcement can ever come up with. The right to bail has been in Colorado and in this country since this country was founded.
When someone hits the jail in the middle of the night will they have the right to post bond? Will the courts be requiring collateral to secure the defendants appearance, where will it be stored? No collateral required? How can they secure a defendants appearance? The defendant’s loss of 10% of a bond? Wow.

Larimer County's 2% is 2% too much. The independent bondsman has to work at 100%! There is no possible way the government can do a better job than a private bondsman!

Posted by Exlawenforcement on 04/24/2011 at 1:53 PM

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