Delaware’s Constitutional Amendment on Bail Clears First Hurdle

The Delaware state Senate gave initial approval Thursday to a proposed constitutional amendment under which criminal offenders other than those charged with murder could be held without bail.

Under the legislation, offenders charged with certain felony offenses, which would be determined at a later date by the legislature, could be held without bail under certain circumstances, including when there is a fair likelihood of conviction because the “the proof is positive or the presumption great.” – WBOC

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