Second, you would see very little attention paid to public defender arguments for conditions of release that are unrelated to money, such as intensive supervision in the community or requiring an accused to access needed services while his or her case continues in the court. Maryland Rule 4-216 requires the judge to consider "any information presented by the defendant or the defendant's attorney" when assessing conditions of pre-trial release. Yet, it is a rarity, really an oddity, for a judge to consider the relative wealth of the defendant when setting bail, despite our pleas. It is an obvious truism that if you can't post any amount of bail to secure your freedom, it doesn't matter how high the bail is set. You will be presumed innocent and incarcerated while your case weaves through the court system, and it is, of course, the taxpayers who pay for your stay at a jail — a misuse of important governmental funds.