Bail

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie: State’s Bail System ‘Unfair,’ Doesn’t Make Sense

Gov. Chris Christie gave a horrific example of someone allegedly committing new crimes Wednesday as he continued to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to makes changes to the state’s bail system.

07/30/2014

Flags representing Washington's NFL team (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Police: Ithaca Fugitive Caught After Paper Publishes Take On Redskins

Authorities caught up to 25-year-old Jacob Close after he took part in the Press Enterprise’s weekly “Your Opinion” feature, answering a question about the controversy over the Redskins’ name.

07/08/2014

The scene of a fatal bus crash in Greenwich Village on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Denied Bail In Alleged DWI Crash That Killed MTA Bus Driver

There was a dramatic faceoff in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, as District Attorney Cyrus Vance threw the book at an alleged drunken driver who killed a bus operator.

03/12/2014

Youssef Abdel-Gawad  wearing his GPS tracker (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Man Released On Bail After Shooting, Killing Alleged Armed Intruder

Youssef Abdel-Gawad was released on $25,000 bail. He must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet.

03/06/2014

Robert Vineberg is arraigned on drug charges on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Police are investigating whether Vineberg and two other suspects may have supplied late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman with drugs. (Credit: Pool)

Attorney: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Alleged Heroin Dealer Kept Stash Only For Himself

Robert Vineberg is charged with possessing heroin with the intent to sell. The 57-year-old was arrested as police followed leads after Hoffman’s Feb. 2 death in an apparent heroin overdose.

02/14/2014

Gavel (Credit: Clipart)

Request For Lower Bail Denied In N.J. Domestic Murder Case

A northern New Jersey man was being held on $2 million bail this weekend on charges of beating his wife to death during an argument.

11/23/2013

Michael Skakel in court. (credit: CBS 2)

Michael Skakel To Head Back To Court To Argue For Release From Prison

Skakel hopes to be release on $500,000 bond while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley.

11/14/2013

Eleanor Schofield & Matthew Ballister III (credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office)

New Charges For Union Township Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend

Several new charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly killed his girlfriend.

11/03/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge To Decide Whether To Accept Gypsy Treasure For Bail

The defendant’s father came to court with a bag of antique gold coins and jewelry passed down from generation to generation since the 1800s.

09/11/2013

Grand Central Parkway Crash

$250,000 Bail For Suspect In Deadly DWI Crash On Grand Central Parkway

Bail has been set at $250,000 for the driver accused in a crash on the Grand Central Parkway that left two teenage parents dead.

06/30/2013

George Zimmerman (credit: Seminole County Sheriff`s Office)

Judge: George Zimmerman Can Be Released On Bail

By questioning a state investigator on the witness stand during a routine bail hearing, George Zimmerman’s defense attorney showed some of the weaknesses in prosecutors’ claims that the neighborhood watch volunteer committed second-degree murder, legal experts say.

04/21/2012

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NJ Corrections Officer Who Allegedly Brought Heroin To Prison Gets Bail Reduction

Nazair Bey, 36, was arrested earlier this month after a seven-month investigation by state and Cumberland County officials.

03/17/2012

Village of Monroe, NY (credit: CBS 2)

Neighbors In Shock Over Charges NY Mom Ran Upper East Side Brothel

“It’s just bizarre. You just never know what’s going on around here,” said neighbor Abbie Gonzalez.

03/06/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Christie: Let Judges Deny Bail To Repeat Violent Offenders

The governor’s proposed constitutional amendment would put New Jersey’s bail laws in line with the federal system.

02/14/2012

Police: NJ Woman Gets Rescued After Posting To Facebook

Police say the 30-year-old south Jersey woman wrote in the message that she was being held against her will. Her brother called authorities in south Jersey, who notified Hackensack police.

12/29/2011

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