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Mississippi Bail Agents Association (MBAA) It only took 16 Days. GAINESVILLE, Mo. -- Violent offenders would have a warrant issued for their arrest, and likely, a high bond set. But some sheriffs say lower level criminals are getting off way too easily, due to new rules handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court on July 1. Some of the new rules require the associate circuit judge to issue a summons instead of a warrant with a bond, if the suspect is not a threat to the victim or the community. But at least four local sheriffs-- all in rural Missouri-- are frustrated with the new rules. They say, for instance, someone could go out into the county, steal a bunch of farm equipment, possibly tens of thousands of dollars worth, and instead of getting a warrant issued for their arrest, and a high bond set, they'd just get a summons-- possibly even to a fake address-- and then they may or may not ever show up for court.
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Good article from sheriff AJ Smith
Franklin Co. sheriff says 'system is broken' after burglary suspect gets out on $2 bond wtxl.com The Franklin County Sheriff's office is decrying the criminal justice system after a man who was arrested for the armed robbery of an elderly couple in broad daylight got out of prison on a $2 bond.
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