Bailis permission from a court of law that allows temporal release of anaccused person awaiting trial. The bail system works by setting asuspect free in exchange for money or property that the court holdsuntil all the proceedings and trials end. The court uses the bailconcept to ensure that a suspect shows up for future trials. On theother hand, the defendant shows up in the court proceedings in orderto recover the bail.
However,the courts grant bail selectively to avoid releasing dangerouspersons to the society. The decision to set free a suspect on baildepends on the accused person’s criminal records, the significanceof the allegations and the security of either an alleged victim orthe public. In addition, the possibility of the accused person tocommit further crimes eliminates the option of release on bail(Champion et al., 2012).
Thesestandards ensure that the freedom of the suspect awaiting trial doesnot endanger any person’s life. For example, people with attemptedmurder would use their temporal freedom permitted by the bail systemto accomplish commit murder. Hence, the court cannot risk permittingfreedom of the suspect due to the seriousness of the charges (Singer,2008).
Inconclusion, efforts to abolish the bail system are unreasonable. Forinstance, if the efforts succeed, people with minor offences wouldhave to spent time in jail awaiting trial. Instead of abolishing thebail system, strict evaluation systems should be introduced to ensurethat only eligible suspects get access to the bail system. A bailhearing is one of the court proceedings that determine if an accusedperson is eligible for release on bail.
Champion,D. J., Hartley, R. D., & Rabe, G. A. (2012). Criminalcourts: Structure, process, and issues (3rd ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Singer,R. G. (2008). Criminalprocedure II: From bail to jail.Frederick, MD: Aspen Publishers.