After spending the last few days behind bars, it looks like O.J. Simpson will be released from police custody by the end of the day.The Las Vegas District Attorney recommended that O.J. Simpson be given a $125,000 bond. There is a stipulation, Simpson must post $125,000 bail cash assurity, but he also must surrender his passport to his
attorney within 24 hours and have no contact with any of the witnesses, victims or co-defendants in this case either personally or through his agents. The bail agreement was reached prior to the hearing this morning’s hearing, but today is when it was presented in front of a judge.
The Judge was willing to follow the bail agreement set between the two parties and set Simpson’s bail at $125,000 and ordered Simpson to surrender his passport to his Attorney. Additionally, Simpson was ordered to have no contact whatsoever with any co-defendants named in this case, any potential witnesses named in this case including
victims. Simpson will be permitted to travel out of the state of Nevada and return home to Miami.
Already, a good number of legal experts are saying that they think the bail was set too low. But the D.A. believes that given the stipulations within the bail agreement Simpson does not pose a flight risk.
Following the hearing, Yale Galanter spoke outside of the courthouse and said that the bail agreement was very standard, he expects Simpson to be released soon and he commended the professionalism of the prosecutors. Immediately after Galanter said he thinks Simpson will be released this afternoon and man yelled “Yes!!” and later stepped right next to Galanter during his comments and said, “Nice work dude, up high, yes right here c’mon right here don’t leave me hanging,” as he raised his hand to high five Simpson’s attorney. This guy was absolutely outrageous and continued to stand next to Galanter and try and answer questions from the press.
It is safe to say it was a zoo outside of that courthouse. There was a person dressed in a giant chicken suit holding a sign that read, “NOT THIS TIME, OJ.” There were other people not in costumes holding signs as well, some in support of Simpson and others not. Today was just a sign of things to come in this case. The next chapter of this saga will take place on October 22nd; the date of Simpson’s arraignment.