American Bail Bonds History
The history of bail bonds can be traced back to English law. Upon independence in 1776, the original colonies enacted bail specific laws which were both woven into the Constitution’s amendments and as stand alone laws.
Many identify the constitution’s eighth amendment as the basis for American bail laws by mandating that excessive bail may not be used to detain defendants who are entitled to bail by law. In addition, the sixth amendment also has implications for bail by guaranteeing that prisoners must be notified that they are in fact eligible for bail by law
The Judiciary Act of 1789 …