Is It Legal For Traffic Courts To Require "bail" In Order To Plead Not Guilty?Submitted by Jdayh on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 06:20
Do we not have a right to a speedy trial? (or does that right have a price tag,ie bail amount, depending on what state you live in)?
I have a friend who got a ticket and they are adamant that they are not guilty, but they said they are supposed to pay the bail first .
How Can this be legal?
Ok, so here are additional details. He was pulled over and got a ticket for no DL. He claims that it was a clerical error ticket(meaning the officer thought it was suspended, but the motor vehicles said it was good) He is confident that he can prove his case, yet is wondering how they (courts)can legally make or ask him to pay whatever the bail amount is on the ticket , just to claim not guilty. I had no answer for him, but thought someone here might.