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The Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits excessive bail. Bail set at an amount higher than reasonably calculated to insure that the accused will appear to stand trial, considering the factors of the ability of the accused to give bail, the nature of the offense charged, the penalty for the offense charged, the character and reputation of the accused, the health of the accused, the kind and strength of the evidence, the probability of the accused appearing at trial, the forfeiture of other bonds, and whether the accused was a fugitive from justice when arrested.

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