Abdul Alhazred wrote:gnome wrote:As Rob pointed out, if it's true it's a broken part that's not within this proposal.
If it's true, it's a broken part that makes this proposal an exercise in futility.
BTW, the consequences for skipping court are an open warrant that will bite you next time you're stopped for having a perpetrator face. Well not you, but you know what I mean.
No that's not efficient law enforcement, but it's something other than nothing.
They are generally a bit more hard core about those that are an active significant danger.
But yeah, skipping bail just means you don't want to pop up on the grid, but that means living your life knowing that a traffic stop or anything else that gets the attention of law enforcement means sitting in jail waiting for a hearing and then probably until the charge is resolved. Plus, it will be used at sentencing and any time in the future if you get arrested. (ETA: can sometimes be admissible at trial as an indicator of guilt)
We are also talking non-violent people, so their being on the run and not popping up on the grid is basically the requirements of probation anyway, so it isn't that big of a deal.