What is Excessive Bail?

Legal Definition
a bail at larger than the amount that is necessary to ensure a person will not jump bail and will appear in court.
Legal Definition
Bail in a sum more than will be reasonably sufficient to prevent evasion of the law by flight or concealment; bail which la per se unreasonably great and clearly disproportionate to the offence involved, or shown to be so by the special circumstances of the particular case. In re Losasso, 15 Colo. 163, 24 Pac. 1080, 10 L R. A. 847; Ex parte Ryan, 44 Oal. 558; Ex parte Duncan, 53 Cal. 410; Blydenburgh v. Miles, 39 Conn. 490.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Bail disproportionate to the crime. See 53 Cal. 410.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary