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Q: Can a first time offender get a bond for class Y felony in court?

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Degen Clow
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Degen Clow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Benton, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Yes, all crimes that are not capital offences are eligible for bonds in Arkansas.

Richard Lane Hughes
Richard Lane Hughes
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Actually, a defendant is always entitled to have the bail question addressed. Only Capitol Offenses are legally subject to "no bond." Even in that case, the Court must determine that the accused does not meet the criteria for a reasonable bond. This is specifically addressed in the Arkansas Constitution.

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