Appeal of bail decision; court is determined based on where initial determination was made, etc. (HB636)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law



  Appeal of bail decision.  Specifies the court to which a bail decision, bond amount, or term of recognizance should be appealed. The proper court is determined based on where the initial determination was made and the court in which the charge is pending. The bill also provides that the attorney for the Commonwealth may appeal any bail, bond or recognizance decision, consequently a decision made by a judicial officer (including a magistrate or clerk) will be appealable.  Current law limits such appeals from a court decision only, and only upon objection in court by the attorney for the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100108D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice