S.2495 - Bail Bond Fairness Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] (Introduced 12/18/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||12/18/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2495 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Bail Bond Fairness Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a judicial officer from declaring forfeited a bail bond for violation of specified collateral release conditions other than failing to appear in court. Makes forfeiture of a bail bond for violation of such collateral release conditions unavailable as a sanction.
Introduced in Senate (12/18/2007)
Amends the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to provide that if a defendant fails to appear physically before the court (currently, if there is a breach of a condition of a bond), the court shall declare a forfeiture of the bail.