Saunders v. Hornecker

The three petitioners in this case (collectively, “Petitioners”) were held in the Fremont County Detention Center on unrelated criminal charges. None of the Petitioners were able to post the cash-only bail imposed by the lower courts as a condition of their pretrial release. As a result, each Petitioner remained in jail pending trial. Each Petitioner filed a petition to the Supreme Court for habeas corpus relief seeking immediate release from the detention center and requesting a determination that cash-only bail is impermissible under the Wyoming Constitution and Rules of Criminal Procedure. The Supreme Court consolidated the petitions for review and affirmed the lower courts’ use of cash-only bail, holding that cash-only bail does not violate Wyo. Const. art. I, 14 or Wyo. R. Crim. P. 46.1. View "Saunders v. Hornecker" on Justia Law