Mo. high court considers cash-only bail requirements

Sep 5, 2012

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether criminal defendants can be required to pay cash to be released from jail before trial.

The case is from St. Charles County, where a judge set a $75,000 cash-only bail for a man accused of invading people's privacy by using a concealed camera in a massage therapy business.

An attorney representing the defendant argued Wednesday before the state high court that the cash-only bail is unconstitutional in Missouri.

The St. Charles County prosecutor's office defended the constitutionality of cash-only bail.