A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION EXISTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT A PERSON CHARGED WITH A FELONY OR CLASS A1 MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE INVOLVING THE ILLEGAL USE, POSSESSION, OR DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED PRIOR TO TRIAL, AND TO AMEND CERTAIN BOND PROVISIONS.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 15A-534 regardingprocedures for determining the conditions of pretrial release.Increases the amount of a secured appearance bond to a minimum of $1,000 (was, $500) for a defendant who has failed to appear on one or more occasions and no bond has yet been required for the charges.
Directs the judicial official to require the execution of a secured appearance bond that is at least double the amount of the most recent previous secured or unsecured bond when theconditions of pretrial release are being determined for a defendant who is (1) charged with an offenseand (2) currently on pretrial release for a previous offense.However, provides that if no bond has yet been required for the charges, then the secured appearance bond is to be set at a minimum of $1,000.
Makes conforming changes to the act's title.
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