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Effective 27 Feb 1945, see footnote bottom

  I Section 20.  Bail guaranteed — exceptions. — 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.


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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