• Bail, guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ensures the Court that a criminal defendant will appear for trial.
  • Secured bail is a centuries-old practice. As early as the year 400, defendants in Anglo-Saxon courts in England had to find a friend or family member — called a “surety”– who would agree to pay a settlement if they failed to appear in court. VICTIM FOCUSED- JUSTICE CENTERED.
  • Bail has its roots in Anglo-Saxon and later medieval England, from which our own justice system is derived. To avoid the need for incarcerating all the accused, our forebears created a system that gave the accused an incentive to be available to face justice.
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