Pretrial Bail - Zak Murdock If one is ever accused and...

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Zak Murdock 11-7-06 If one is ever accused and arrested of a crime, a bail for their release until their court date is then set. Bail is the most common release/detention decision making mechanism of the courts in America. It serves two main purposes, it helps to ensure the reappearance of the accused, and it also prevents non-convicted persons from suffering unnecessary imprisonment. As a pledge the accused will return for further hearings, a bail requires the defendant to post the full amount of bail set by the court. Bails usually involve cash deposits however they may also involve property or other valuables. However at times the bail set may not always involve cash, thus leading it too a number of different types of bail. In contrast to a normal bail, a release on recognizance requires no cash bond, and only a guarantee that the defendant agrees in writing to return for further hearings as specified by the court. On the other hand not all defendants qualify for release on recognizance. Those arrested for serious crimes such as murder, rapes, and robbery as well as those with an extensive criminal record, do no qualify for release on
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell.

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