The Right to Bail: A Different View

It is not uncommon to hear the ordinary folk, or even those who are versed in the field of law, saying that some crimes are non-bailable or classifying offenses as bailable and non-bailable. After all, the general if not the prevailing view appears to be that indeed there are offenses that their very nature foreclose the possibility of admission to bail, such that in actual practice where the Information [indictment] charges a capital offense or those punishable by reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment, the office of the public prosecutor does not recommend an amount of bail for the temporary liberty of the accused pending the final determination of his case.  Continue reading “The Right to Bail: A Different View”