Stephen P. Wagner Nichols has launched a crowdfunding website. He won his bail hearing back in the summer. Now he would like to take advantage of the opportunity that the court has given him by posting bail in the amount of $200,000.
The problem is that he’s in jail and not working. That is why he has set up this Funded Justice website. He is asking for folks to donate money to be returned back to the donors pro rata upon return of the bail from the court (less the court and website processing fees).
His pretrial release is vital to adequately participate in his own defense. He needs to have regular access to his attorneys. While he’s in jail talking on the phone to his attorneys, there are other inmates standing around listening. It’s impossible to have a confidential attorney phone call this way.