Excessive Bail

Definition of Excessive Bail

The 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits excessive ball. Bail in a sum more than will be reasonably sufficient to prevent evasion of the law by flight or concealment; bail which is per se unreasonably great and clearly disproportionate to the offense involved or shown to be so by the special circumstances of the particular case. Blunt v. U. S., 322 A.2d 579. See also Bail Reform Act, 18 U.S.C.A. § 3146.

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