One arrest doesn’t have to ruin your entire life, especially if it is one where you were eligible for bail. Anyone who isn’t eligible for bail most likely committed a really awful crime which could really damage their reputation but because you’re not that person,...

Bail exists so that defendants do not have to spend all their time in jail and in custody for the duration of their trial. Trials tend to take weeks or months (and in some cases, over a year). It’s not fair to keep defendants in...