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Art. 823.  Right to bail or other security for release

A.  Except as provided for in Paragraph C of this Article, upon application by the child, parent, guardian, or legal custodian, a child shall have a right to bail for release from custody prior to adjudication by the deposit of a bond or other security as determined by the court and upon agreeing to any other reasonable conditions found necessary to insure appearance of the child for adjudication.

B.  In any case when the child has appeared as ordered and otherwise met the conditions of the bail, the bail shall not be used to satisfy fines and costs except as specified by this Chapter or unless agreed to by the person who executed the bail.

C.  A child charged with the commission of a delinquent act which would otherwise be deemed a capital offense under Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 shall not be admitted to bail if the state shows that the proof is evident and the presumption great that the child is guilty of the capital offense.  The court shall hold a contradictory hearing to resolve the child's application for bail in these circumstances.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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