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Fairfax judge: Bail was unconstitutional for indigent defendant (access required)

A ruling that setting cash bail would violate due process for an indigent DWI defendant could add weight to the legislative effort to reform the cash bail system in Virginia. Fairfax County Circuit Judge David Bernhard said imposing a $2,500 bond on the first time DWI defendant would unfairly put him in jail when a similar ...