A Look at Maryland’s Recent Bail Law Changes

Bail rules are set to change in Maryland this summer, thanks to new legislation that will take effect in July. Watch this video to find out how posting bail in Upper Marlborough will soon be different.

A new law has been passed in Maryland that requires courts to consider a defendant’s ability to pay when they are setting bail amounts. This change means more affordable bail bonds, allowing more accused people to get out of jail while they are awaiting trial. Although the process of working with a bail bondsman and posting bail will not change, it will be easier for lower income families to afford bail bonds and not face the prospect of leaving a loved one to sit in jail because the bail amount is simply too high.