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bail,

in law, procurement of release from prison of a person awaiting trial or an appeal, by the deposit of security to insure his submission at the required time to legal authority. The monetary value of the security—known also as the bail, or, more accurately, the bail bond—is set by the court having jurisdiction over the prisoner. The security may be cash, the papers giving title to property, or the bond of private persons of means or of a professional bondsman or bonding company. Failure of the person released on bail to surrender himself at the appointed time results in forfeiture of the security. Bail is usually granted in a civil arrestarrest,
in law, seizure and detention of a person, either to bring him before a court body or official, or to otherwise secure the administration of the law. A person may be arrested for an alleged violation of civil or criminal law.
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. Courts have greater discretion to grant or deny bail in the case of persons under criminal arrest, e.g., it is usually refused when the accused is charged with homicide. The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides that "excessive bail shall not be required," but it does not provide any absolute right to bail.

bail

[bāl]
(engineering)
A loop of heavy wire snap-fitted around two or more parts of a connector or other device to hold the parts together.

bail

1. The wall of an outer court of a feudal castle.
2. A hinged loop that is used for lifting.

bail

1 Law
1. a sum of money by which a person is bound to take responsibility for the appearance in court of another person or himself, forfeited if the person fails to appear
2. the person or persons so binding themselves; surety
3. the system permitting release of a person from custody where such security has been taken
4. jump bail or (formal) forfeit bail to fail to appear in court to answer to a charge
5. stand or go bail to act as surety (for someone)

bail

2
Cricket either of two small wooden bars placed across the tops of the stumps to form the wicket

bail

, bale
1. a semicircular support for a canopy
2. a movable bar on a typewriter that holds the paper against the platen
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Attorney-General Martin Pakula said the Bail Amendment Bill 2015 will make bail jumpers charged with new serious offences justify why they should not be held in detention.
Her bail agent, who had the power to revoke the bond and send Howell back to jail, decided to give her a break.
One in 10 manslaughter and murder offences are committed by offenders on bail, with 19 incidents of manslaughter (10 per cent) and 38 murders (11 per cent) committed by offenders on bail in 2013.
Generally speaking, the more serious the offence the less likely it is the suspect will make bail.
The good news is that the Government said last week that it is going to look at putting a limit on the length of time people can be put on police bail in England and Wales.
The Karnataka High Court rejected her bail plea on October 7.
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This would have been the ninth re-bail date during what has so far been an 18-month period of being on police bail.
It didn't take us long to come up with examples of murder suspects that received bail amounts which were staggeringly smaller or at least comparable to the $500,000 bail amount set for Justin Carter.
Indeed, according to the American Bail Coalition (ABC), a trade industry group, the nation's 15,000 bail bond agents "transact an estimated 3 million court appearance bonds annually" Unfortunately, a much higher number of people, closer to 12 million, get booked into the nation's city and county jails now.
Presiding Judge Hamad Abdel Latif Abdel Jawad, announcing that the court would implement the Chief Justice's decision, said as per the bail conditions, Shahin cannot travel abroad and will have to attend all hearings.
On the CBI's apprehension that if granted bail Raja may influence witnesses and tamper with evidence, the court said it addressed them by imposing conditions and restrictions on the accused.