Lincoln/Union District Courts Order ROR for Some Misdemeanors

Following the action of Ruston City Court last month, judges of the Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District have also issued an order rescinding the misdemeanor bond schedule in effect, and adopted a revised policy regarding bond requirements.

Wrote Judges Cynthia Woodard, Tommy Rogers, and Jay McCallum:

Considering the need to reduce the number of persons who remain incarcerated because they cannot afford to post bond misdemeanor charges, the Court after consultation with the Sheriff and District Attorney deemed it appropriate to rescind the misdemeanor bond schedule currently in effect and to adopt the following policy and procedure with regard to misdemeanor arrestees:

1) After arrest, all misdemeanor arrestees – except those expressly listed in Section 2 below and those who are non­ residents of the State of Louisiana – will be released on their own recognizance after the completion of standard booking procedures.

2) For arrestees charged with offenses listed in (i) – (liv) below or non-residents, the duty judge will make a case-by­ case determination as to whether the arrestee will be released on recognizance or if bond will be required. This determination will be made after review of the affidavit for probable causes.

See here the complete order with offense list.

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3 Responses to “Lincoln/Union District Courts Order ROR for Some Misdemeanors”

  1. biggs Says:

    Major financial for bail bondsman who contribute money to district attorney and sheriff.

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  2. kbp Says:

    Saw this a couple years ago in my Kansas hometown. It closed up a few bond shops. The bond cost proportionate to income was rather unfair, FWIW.

  3. Bob Sherunkel Says:

    How many cases has Belton taken to trial since becoming DA?

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