Baltimore police arrested Client 1, 54 years old, on charges of helping two others selling heroin in a public market — a felony. The state claimed the crime was captured on surveillance video. The day of the arrest, a commissioner set the initial bail at $5,000, which Client 1 couldn't make. At the bail hearing, a judge jacked the bail up to $25,000, sealing Client 1's pretrial fate. There is no automatic second bail review, and requests for one are often denied. Our best shot at release for Client 1 was to wait a month until the state indicted the case and sent it from district court to circuit court, where a social worker from my office worked with Client 1 on securing drug and mental health treatment and housing. Client 1 already had two part-time jobs, an apartment, a supportive family and a non-violent record, but also a nasty drug habit never addressed properly. After four months of incarceration, we found a program, and I was able to convince the court to schedule another bail review. The judge did the right thing and released Client 1 with a requirement to seek treatment. Currently, Client 1 is close to finishing residential treatment. The state never located the surveillance video and dropped the charges at the trial date.