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Desuetude is the wrong concept. Desuetude relates to laws as a whole falling out of use; it doesn’t relate to individual cases. There is no question that the UK actively enforces their bail laws so they are not falling out of use. There is a statute of limitations that applies to non-major crimes within which the state must initiate prosecution. However, in ...


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Does a bail-jumper have any recourse from being apprehended with the help of illegally obtained information? No. The bail-jumper has no recourse from being apprehended with the help of illegally obtained information for reasons discussed at greater length below in response to another question posed which is somewhat broader. Say that a person is a bail-...


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The short answer is that there is no specific time limit for Julian Assange to be tried. In more detail: Julian Assange was granted bail in the extradition proceedings brought against him as the result of a European Arrest Warrant. He breached bail and so would appear to be guilty of the offence of absconding while on bail (see section 6 of the Bail Act ...


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I don't know precisely what the default rate is, but I represented a bail bondsman for several years so I do have a good sense of the economics of that business. Basically, bail bond business make very little profit after their expenses (rent, payroll, licensing, cost of use of money put up as bonds, etc.) on the non-refundable fees that they charge for the ...


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Bail money doesn't really work like a loan. Bail, or bond, is a guarantee to the court that you will appear to answer for your charges. It can only be taken if you fail to appear or abscond. This is complicated by bail bonds companies, which pay a bond for you for a fee, betting you will appear. The bonding company can avoid defaulting on a bond by sending a ...


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If Mayo's content was against YouTube's Terms of Service, due to copyright, illegal activity or lack of model releases for the people filmed, I think by now Google would have taken his channel down due to complaints and Google's own housekeeping. To me this seems like he directly profits off of destroying these people's reputations... What is happening ...


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The Loya Jirga is essentially an inferior court: their judgment was overturned by the High Court. There is no appeal beyond that. You can read the ruling here: the underlying issue regards continuity of law in the face of a coup and nullified constitution (the Frontier Crimes Regulation was void, the conviction was without jurisdiction).


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Another issue not discussed is that he is technically making a "Citizens' Arrest" which is a lawful arrest by a non-deputized citizen of a person who is breaking the law. In Common Law districts such as the United States, Citizens' Arrests are legal provided that the person who is subject to the arrest is treated in a legal fashion by the person arresting ...


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Bail schedules In the United States, bail bond amounts are commonly set in accordance with a local bail schedule. According to Moving Beyond Money: A Primer on Bail Reform, published in 2016 by the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School: Jurisdictions throughout the country use bail schedules to determine the amount of money bail that will ...


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Are celebrities subject to the same laws as poor people such as, let's say, not paying taxes or any other equal-level crime? Yes. Sometimes laws are enforced less harshly as a matter of law enforcement, prosecutorial and judicial discretion against the rich, famous and powerful, than the poor, but they are subject to the same laws and the authorities have ...


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In England and Wales, this is handled by the wording of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, specifically section 240A, and it does not apply to all types of bail – only those with qualifying conditions and monitoring count for credit toward a sentence: Time remanded on bail to count towards time served: terms of imprisonment and detention (1) This section ...


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NOTE: While I have been very critical of the initial wording of the OP, since the ammended version is acceptable and the poster has not reverted the edition, I will try to answer it. In general, in most Western countries, the law is equal for everybody1. But that does not mean that every criminal is equal. For the purpose of example let's use Cristiano ...


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It is practically impossible to answer this without knowing your jurisdiction, but two points may help to clarify. Bail is not an incentive: it is a condition placed on the temporary release of a defendant. "A Magistrate shall discharge prisoners from their Imprisonment taking their Recognizance, with one or more Surety or Sureties, in any Sum according to ...


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