excessive bail

Definition of "excessive bail"
  1. A bail amount set extremely high, beyond what is needed to ensure the defendant will show up for future court dates
How to use "excessive bail" in a sentence
  1. He challenged the court's ruling, arguing that the excessive bail violated his rights.
  2. The judge decided that the million-dollar price tag was excessive bail for a non-violent offense.
  3. The defendant's lawyer argued for a lower amount, claiming the initial demand was an example of excessive bail.

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