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22-2801. Declaration of purpose. The purpose of this article is to assure that all persons, regardless of their financial status, shall not needlessly be detained pending their appearance to answer charges or to testify, or pending appeal, when detention serves neither the ends of justice nor the public interest.

History: L. 1970, ch. 129, ยง 22-2801; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Similarity of purpose of Kansas law and ABA "Minimum Standards" law mentioned in symposium on criminal procedure, Robert L. Looney, 18 K.L.R. 715, 717, 726 (1970).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Court did not abuse discretion in fixing bail. State v. Dunnan, 223 Kan. 428, 430, 573 P.2d 1068.

2. Consecutive sentences (K.S.A. 21-4608(4)) required for felony committed while on release for prior felony. State v. Reed, 237 Kan. 685, 688, 690, 703 P.2d 756 (1985).

3. Statute examined where appellate court ruled one cannot be charged with aggravated failure to appear (K.S.A. 21-3814) for absence at probation revocation proceeding. State v. Miller, 15 Kan. App. 2d 566, 568, 811 P.2d 1256 (1991).


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