Albuquerque, NM – Why so sad? You received a Judge Daniels NM Bail Reform trophy!

James Michael Sammon

Michael James Sammon, 28, was arrested on April 25 on charges of battery and criminal damages to property.

Sammon was later released and FREE TO GO under NM Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined that he was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just a “promise” to appear.

Well, he failed to appear.

After a warrant was issued on July 8, he was arrested and on July 10 on new criminal charges. Once again, he was released on a “pinky promise” on July 10.

Once again…he failed to report to pretrial services and a new warrant was issued.

On August 21, Sammon failed to appear again. Sammon was arrested on Sept 7.

Again, Sammon was released on September 8.

The release is the result of newly enacted Supreme Court guidelines orchestrated by Chief Justice Daniels that virtually eliminates accountable pretrial release and bail.

New Mexico Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Pretrial Services

Chief Justice Charles Daniels

  • ZERO Accountability
  • ZERO Deterrent
  • ZERO Supervision
  • ZERO concern for victims
  • ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
  • Bail Reform – Dangerous, Reckless, and a Taxpayer Burden


You’ve been LIED to New Mexico…NM Bail Reform is RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, and YOU are PAYING for it.

Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.