A judge in Baltimore decided to set a $50,000 bail for a man who has been convicted of sex crimes and then failed to register as a sex offender. This was not the first time that the man had failed to do so, but the third, which caused the prosecution to say that he is certainly a threat to the public. They also wondered if he would come back to court.
At first, the judge determined that the man should be held without bail for his of the sex offender registration offense, taking these same concerns into account. However, the man asked if he could have a bail amount determined so that he could post it and await his trial without having to stay behind bars. A landscaping company had just hired him, and he thought that the company may fire him if he was not able to at least go to work.