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NCJ Number: 71050 Find in a Library
Title: Ten Percent Deposit Bail
Author(s): D A Henry
Corporate Author: Pretrial Services Resource Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pretrial Services Resource Ctr
Washington, DC 20005
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-MU-AX-0022
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin examines the 10 percent deposit system bond; the legal methods used to achieve such a system and practical considerations in implementing such a system are discussed.
Abstract: This bulletin describes the percentage deposit system beginning with a short history of its development: its roots in Illinois, how the option was modified and included in the Federal Bail Reform Act, and the current status of each State vis-a-vis percentage legislation. It discusses the legal methods used to achieve such a system: case law, court rule, and legislative changes. Next, practical questions which must be resolved prior to implementing a percentage deposit system are discussed. Perhaps the most important is clearly defining what such a system should achieve. In many jurisdictions the biggest problem involved in the setting of bail is how to deal with the 'dangerous defendant.' Legislation in some States allows the judicial officer to consider the potential dangerousness of a defendant in setting bail, but the majority of States limit the judicial officer to flight-related considerations. Other considerations are when the option should be available, who should take the money, who can post the money, what to do with the money, and the amount of the money. Appendixes include examples of percentage deposit legislation, court rule used in jurisdictions where percentage options now exist, and a question-answer section. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Bail bonds; Bail payment methods; Bail review; Federal Bail Reform Act
Note: Alternatives - A Series
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