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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bail

1. The wall of an outer court of a feudal castle.
2. A hinged loop that is used for lifting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Bail schedules, according to the court, help judges determine the price of bonds for misdemeanors and felonies.
In some states, however, a judge must only state reasons for bail when the bail deviates from a set "bail schedule." See, e.g., Ex parte Brown, 792 So.
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Clement noted in his brief that, while there may be some question as to how long a person must wait to get review of their bail in the abstract (one week, two weeks, etc.), in this particular case, the legal question was whether a bail schedule can operate during the short window of a 48-hour review--which Judge Murphy had held was unconstitutional.
The bail schedule was $75 each on the trespass and unlawful assembly charges and $100 for resisting arrest.
Rosenthal countered that argument by pointing out that even after county officials recommend release on personal bonds for misdemeanor defendants, based on their risk level of reoffending or skipping court dates, judicial officers usually ignore the recommendation and stick to a pre-set bail schedule.
That amount is based on preset bail schedules, removed from any questions about whether she is a danger to others or a flight risk.
The case is just one of several nationwide in which bail schedules amount to a form of wealth-based detention.
Bail schedules, set by state or local authorities, (53) often do not reflect the seriousness of intimidation crimes.