Missouri Constitution

Article I
BILL OF RIGHTS
Section 20

August 28, 2013



Bail guaranteed--exceptions.

Section 20. That all persons shall be bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses, when the proof is evident or the presumption great.

Source: Const. of 1875, Art. II, 24.

CROSS REFERENCE: Denial or conditions of bail may be set by court, Const. Art. I, 32

(1954) Mere charge of capital offense does not justify refusal of bail. Evidence must be adduced to establish that the proof is evident or the presumption great. Hickman v. O'Connell (A.), 266 S.W.2d 9.


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