Factors that Impact Bail Amounts - Factors that Impact Bail...

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Factors that Impact Bail AmountsTo a large extent, the granting of bail is governed by the facts and circumstances of each particular case. Since the object of the detention or imprisonment is to secure his/her appearanceand submission to the jurisdiction and judgment of the court, the primary inquiry is whether a bond or recognizance will effect that endThe laws stipulate that the court is supposed to take the following factors into consideration when making bail conditions: nature and circumstances of the offense;weight of the evidence against the defendant;defendant’s family ties, length of residence in the community, employment history, financial resources, and mental condition;defendant’s past and present conduct (previous convictions and failures to appear);probability of public danger should the defendant be released;whether the defendant’s source of funds are linked to criminal activity;whether the defendant is already on release

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Term
Fall
Professor
mr.murray
Tags
criminal law, defendant s family, defendant s past

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