TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 8, 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the state constitution guarantees the right to bail, but it is not absolute. In a unanimous opinion released yesterday, the state's highest court said the right to pretrial bail can be revoked if someone is alleged to have committed a crime after bailing out of jail. The court, however, said that a defendant is entitled to a hearing before bail can be revoked. WSMV reports from the Associated Press.