Monday, February 01, 2016

People v. Safety Nt'l Cas. Corp. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Feb. 1, 2016)

I freely admit that I don't know as much about bail proceedings as perhaps I should.  But I nonetheless thought that every single word of Justice Chin's opinion was spot on.

Every.  Single.  Word.

So too, apparently, did the rest of the California Supreme Court.  The opinion was unanimous.

Defendant had to be at his pretrial hearing.  He knew about it.  He didn't show up.  The entity that bailed him out accordingly lost the bail.  (At least after they subsequently couldn't find him.)

Sounds right to me.