Conditions of release; release of accused to pretrial services only when indigent. (SB1312)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Release of accused to pretrial services only when indigent. Provides that, when a person is arrested for either a felony or a misdemeanor, any judicial officer may place the person in the custody and supervision of a designated person, organization, or pretrial services agency but that no person shall be released to a pretrial services agency without a secured bond unless he is determined by a court to be indigent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103932D
01/17/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1312)
02/06/2013Left in Courts of Justice


marshamaines writes:

One is determined "indigent" by executing an AFFIDAVIT under OATH and SUBMITTING it to a court, NOT by a 'judge' - especially when judges in Va have IGNORED the well-established FACTS of indigent litigants for over 2 decades; even IGNORING US Supreme Court rulings and Case History. Any 'judge' who acts OUTSIDE the Constitutions WARS with our form of government, and thus may be held PERSONALLY LIABLE for their Actions. Remember this Virginians!