While the presumption of innocence is supposed to be a bedrock principle, too many people are held without bond even when the evidence against them is questionable at best. We know that having a loved one held without bond can be devastating. It often means lost employment and families torn apart. Moreover, research shows that those held without bond are far likelier to be convicted and to be sentenced harshly. It’s not an exaggeration to say that holding someone on no bond can do serious and irreparable harm to their life. The stakes at bond hearings are high and we take your freedom with the utmost seriousness. We've conducted thousands of bond hearings and know how to put a plan of action into place (including GPS, alcohol, and drug monitoring services if appropriate) to give your loved one the best chance of getting out on bond and back to the family. For more information, see our blog post.