It is imperative that rising crime rates not be used to take away rights from individual defendants. Having a skilled defense lawyer is a must when facing criminal charges in such an environment.
“This incident is now being exploited by some to promote a dangerous narrative that seeks to reverse years of positive criminal justice reform.” We couldn’t agree more.
Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would require a $10,000 minimum bond for defendants who have previously committed a felony or violent misdemeanor. The outrage over the Waukesha parade tragedy could result in a step backward for bail reform in Wisconsin. This impulsive political response will create more problems than it will solve.
There is bipartisan agreement that the state’s correctional system is in trouble. Our prison population is unsustainably large due to over-prosecution. Throwing money at the problem will only be a short term resolution and will take funds away from the community. It’s time to find a new solution that does not involve mass incarceration.