People Fail to Appear in Court, but Judge Lets Them Go on ‘Zero Bail’ because of Pandemic

By Julian Verdon INDIO, CA – The bad news is that Riverside County Superior Court Judge Emily Benjamini issued failure to appear arrest warrants to 13 people—but the good news is that most of those warrants carried instructions to cite and release at zero dollars bail due to new COVID-19 precautions. For those zero bail … Continue reading People Fail to Appear in Court, but Judge Lets Them Go on ‘Zero Bail’ because of Pandemic