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RCr 4.16 Amount of bail

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
IV Bail (Refs & Annos)
Kentucky Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr) Rule 4.16
RCr 4.16 Amount of bail
(1) The amount of bail shall be sufficient to insure compliance with the conditions of release set by the court. It shall not be oppressive and shall be commensurate with the gravity of the offense charged. In determining such amount the court shall consider the defendant's past criminal acts, if any, the defendant's reasonably anticipated conduct if released and the defendant's financial ability to give bail.
(2) If a defendant is charged with an offense punishable by fine only, the amount of bail shall not exceed the amount of the maximum penalty and costs.
(3) Amount of bail may also be set in accordance with the uniform schedule of bail prescribed for designated misdemeanors and violations in Appendix A--Uniform Schedule of Bail, of these rules.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 98-3, eff. 3-1-99; prior amendment eff. 6-19-76; adopted eff. 1-1-63
Rules Crim. Proc., Rule 4.16, KY ST RCRP Rule 4.16
Current with amendments received through February 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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