Jerry Sandusky is free on bail. Will he continue to be free when and if the case goes to trial?
It's shocking that a man charged with so many counts of sexual abuse against children is free on bail.
Then it came out that the judge a connection to Sandusky's charity.
Will he be free while a trial goes on? Or can they revoke his bail?
- Mr. WizardLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes: Sandusky, having met the judge's demanded amount of money for bail, will remain free---unless Sandusky violates ANY of the judge's conditions attached to the bail offer---or until the court agrees with the DA's prosecution contentions of his guilt of criminal charges against him when the courtroom trial ends.
Albeit true that the judge, at one time, DID contribute to Sandusky's "The Second Mile" charity---everything relating to Sandusky's case, so far, has been done by precise letter of Pennsylvania Law.
And as in ANY U.S. courtroom---the accused are given the PRESUMPTION of innocence UNTIL PROVEN guilty; however doubtful Sandusky will be found innocent.
- davester1970Lv 78 years ago
As long as Jerry Sandusky satisfies the terms of his bail, then he can remain free on bail before and during his trial.
- Michael JLv 68 years ago
Bail isn't punishment. In fact, legally, Sandusky can't be punished for anything unless either he pleads guilty or is convicted at trial. The purpose of bail is just to make sure that he'll show up at his trial.