Under existing law, a municipal judge is required to admit to bail a person charged with a violation of a municipal ordinance and is allowed to release the person on personal recognizance
This bill, with exceptions, would require a municipal judge to release a defendant in any matter coming before the court charged with committing a violation punishable by a fine or jail time, or both, on an unsecured appearance bond or on personal recognizance
To amend Section 12-14-5, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to bail in municipal court; to require a municipal judge to release a defendant on a matter coming before the court charged with a violation punishable by a fine or jail time, or both, on either an unsecured appearance bond or on personal recognizance, with exceptions; and to establish certain procedures for the release of the defendant.
|May 17, 2017||S||Indefinitely Postponed|
|April 13, 2017||S||Judiciary first Amendment Offered|
|April 13, 2017||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar 1 amendment|
|April 4, 2017||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Hearing||April 12, 2017||Committee Room 325 at 13:00||Senate JUDY Hearing|