The proposal would require people to be released within four hours of posting bond, and for courts to staff on weekends to speed up judge advisements.
A Proposed Colorado Ban On Cash Bail For Minor Offenses — Aimed At Keeping People From Jail Time For Inability To Pay — Is Clearing Hurdles
When the poorest of the poor cannot afford to pay a ticket, or when they fail to make a court date, they are often unable to post bond and can get stuck in a jail for weeks.
Advocates are urging state judges to be more liberal about letting pre-trial defendants leave jail without paying a cash bond.
The move away from money bail is part of a larger trend sweeping the country on how to treat defendants pre-trial — before they’ve been convicted of anything.