Is There A Limit To How Much Bail A Judge Can Require?

No, there is no limit to how much bail a judge can impose. He can set a high bail for the defendants based on the crime they have committed, defendant with a flight risk or who can pose a threat to any individual or society. The highest bail that was set in US in 2009 was against Raj Rajaratnam, head of the Galleon Group. He was charged a whooping bail amount of $100 million for insider trading relating to $20 million along with the movement restriction of 100 miles of court’s jurisdiction and surrender of his passport.

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