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A-1 Bail Bonds is a family operated bail bond office with one simple goal: give listeners the best FREE information available for all things bail. A1Nick, manager of the main office in Honolulu, interviews only the top professionals in their speciality to help you 1) limit your criminal liability2) avoid arrest or detention3) know your rights to protect your freedomHawaii is unique and each island - Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai - differ in rules and procedures. Having current, island specific counsel is critical to avoiding legal problems. A-1 Bail Bonds is known for:-Got Bail? slogan -30+ years of experience -friendly and professional agents on Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai.If you've got a question, leave a comment and we'll try our best to get you the information you need. Mahalo nui loa!

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A-1 Bail Bonds is a family operated bail bond office with one simple goal: give listeners the best FREE information available for all things bail. A1Nick, manager of the main office in Honolulu, interviews only the top professionals in their speciality to help you 1) limit your criminal liability2) avoid arrest or detention3) know your rights to protect your freedomHawaii is unique and each island - Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai - differ in rules and procedures. Having current, island specific counsel is critical to avoiding legal problems. A-1 Bail Bonds is known for:-Got Bail? slogan -30+ years of experience -friendly and professional agents on Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai.If you've got a question, leave a comment and we'll try our best to get you the information you need. Mahalo nui loa!

    City Prosecutor Steve Alm - Year 1 update on restoring trust, weed and seed program, using civil law to fight gameroom activity, and other NEW strategies

    City Prosecutor Steve Alm - Year 1 update on restoring trust, weed and seed program, using civil law to fight gameroom activity, and other NEW strategies

    In this special podcast, A-1 Nick interview current City Prosecutor Steve Alm.  During this year 1 review of his tenure as City Prosecutor, the following is discussed:

    0:00 How has the City Prosecutor's office restored trust with the public?

    2:35 What is the "Weed and Seed" program

    6:20 Explain the "SEED" portion of the program coming soon in the next few months

    9:47 Is "Weed and Seed" similar to "Stop and Frisk" policing?  

    12:45 Since taking on the new role of investigating HPD officers involved in police shooting, has there been division between the City Prosecutor's office and HPD?  

    18:38 Has your administration specifically targeted gameroom activity?

    22:45 The City Prosecutor's office has recently used civil law to sue and shut down gameroom activity.  What was the thinking behind this new strategy?

    26:00 How has the City Prosecutor's office changed from the last administration specific to the prosecution of domestic violence cases?

    31:04 What are your thoughts on the Public Defender's third motion to categorically release inmates due to the covid-19 delta variant?

    39:21 Compare and contrast the experience of serving time in Arizona (private prison) vs. Halawa (public prison).

    45:50 How can technology like ZOOM help speed up case resolutions and lower pre-trial prison populations 

    • 52 min
    Victor Bakke on Thomas Otake's Motion to dismiss murder charges in Iremember Sykap police shooting case

    Victor Bakke on Thomas Otake's Motion to dismiss murder charges in Iremember Sykap police shooting case

    Attorney Thomas Otake made a bold move this second week of July by filing a Motion to Dismiss Murder Charges against his client, which is one of three officers charged with the murder of 16-year-old Micronesian teenager Iremember Sykap.

    In the motion, he argues the charges of second-degree murder against officer Geoffrey H.L. Thom, 42, a five-year veteran of the force, and second-degree attempted murder against Zackary K. Ah Nee, 26, a three-year HPD veteran, and his partner Christopher J. Fredeluces, 40, who has 10 years of service with the department, should be dismissed with prejudice because prosecuting them by way of a complaint and preliminary hearing after an Oahu grand jury declined to return a true bill is "statutorily and constitutionally impermissible." 
    Also in this podcast the the issue of double arrests per a single charge, which is typical in the state of Hawaii.  Unfortunately, clients often times have to be booked TWICE for the same criminal matter.  In some cases the original bail bond transfers over to the second booking, however, in many cases, a second bond posting is required.

    0:20 Attorney Thomas Otake’s motion to dismiss murder charges on “The 3”


    1:18 Prosecutors are NOT allowed to prosecute class A felonies via preliminary hearing


    3:00 No Bill means the Grand Jury rejected prosecution on The 3 


    5:53 YES or NO, does the District Court have authority to indict Class A felonies?  


    7:11 Hawaii constitution protects citizen from certain charging procedures 


    11:53 Either District court may proceed in class A indictment or it can open up an appellate bomb (an appeal) 


    13:45 Bill Cosby immunity example 


    14:25 - Justice is procedural 


    22:23 - Government overreach - Police and Prosecutors M.O.


    33:40 Victor talks about his big dismissal win because of a defective grand jury proceeding.  

    • 42 min
    California Bail Reform Recap with Eric Granof (2017-2021)

    California Bail Reform Recap with Eric Granof (2017-2021)

    0:30 - Senate Bill 10 and AB42 - How cash bail was originally banned in California

    9:00 - What was Proposition 25? How did it reinstitute the previous cash included system? 

    21:22 - What's the difference between a Bail Bond fee, Loan Sharking, and Usury

    28:20 - A-1 Nick calls out the radical left on language use; bail bond fee is not a ransom

    37:02 - Pre-trial services: Why does the cash free public release solution never get called out for failing to help indigent clients

    42:00 - Minnesota Freedom Fund - Do charity organizations misuse cash bail money?

    44:00 - Kenneth Humphrey - $600K to $350K bail bond - Judge need to take into consideration the defendant's ability to pay.  

    50:30 - Lessons other states can learn from California's reversal on cash bail system.  Pro and Cons of having a system that can only "detain" or "release," inmates.

    56:15 - Senator Hertzberg's continued attack on bail bond industry

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Podcast # 20 - Economist Paul Brewbaker on Gamestop Short Squeeze, Robinhood, Reddit Army, bubbles, and #yolo trades

    Podcast # 20 - Economist Paul Brewbaker on Gamestop Short Squeeze, Robinhood, Reddit Army, bubbles, and #yolo trades

    Hawaii's economist PAUL BREWBAKER is a local legend among Honolulu's business community.  Known for his local story telling abilities, he's been a featured speaker on all things economic for over 25 years.

    Mr. Brewbaker has a degree in Economics from Stanford, and a PHD in Economics from the University of Hawaii.

    He's been a lecturer at UH since 1987 and was the Bank of Hawaii's  Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for 25 years.  

    On this podcast, Mr. Brewbaker breaks down the Gamestop short Squeeze.  Here's the show notes:

    0:00 - What are your thoughts on Gamestop?

    8:51 - Institutional, Quant, and Technical traders looking down on retail investors

    20:36 -  Occupy Wall Street, populism, and social media's effect (Wall Street Bets / Reddit Army) on trading & volatility

    29:45 - Clearing Houses and Robinhood platform

    34:34 - Democratization of the financial system, atms, and clubbing in the 70's

    38:49 - What is a bubble?

    40:44 - Liquor, Ladies, and LEVERAGE

    48:49 - The role of speculators, #yolo trades, and the "Chance em" risk thesis

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Podcast #19 - Attorney Myles Breiner - Insurrection at capitol, bail reform, covid-19's effect on judiciary, predictions for 2021

    Podcast #19 - Attorney Myles Breiner - Insurrection at capitol, bail reform, covid-19's effect on judiciary, predictions for 2021

    0:15 - CNN interview Myles Breiner
    1:00 - Criminal Charges for protestors at National Capitol?
    2:29 - How to give voice to deplatformed voices - Parlor App
    7:24 - Election fraud real or fake?
    10:21 - Setting client up for arrest at airport
    14:00 - Public defender client refused travel request
    17:37 - Kathy and Louis Kealoha's house sold for profit
    27:50 - Judge Alm will be a great City Prosecutor prediction 

    • 32 min
    Podcast #18 - Capitol Place Sex Assault Case (Michael Hirokawa), Frm Police Chief Kealoha $455,000 restitution, & Asian Massage Parlor Raids

    Podcast #18 - Capitol Place Sex Assault Case (Michael Hirokawa), Frm Police Chief Kealoha $455,000 restitution, & Asian Massage Parlor Raids

    0:30 Michael Hirokawa Capitol Place Sex Assault Bail Hearing
    8:41 Asian Massage Parlor Raids
    10:09 Forfeited assets go straight from massage parlor to prosecutor's office?
    14:00 Are raids a revenue source for the City Prosecutor's office?
    15:30 Louis Kealoha's $455,000 restitution
    16:30 Enhanced sentencing justified for Louis Kealoha?
    17:30 $250,000 Golden Parachute Restitution order pending?
    21:54 Target letter to head of corporate counsel Donna Leong
    25:49 Getting in touch with attorney Megan Kau

    • 27 min

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