What Does The 8th Amendment Do?

Bill Of Rights PictureWe all respect the rights granted to us in the Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, many of us could stand to learn a lot more about them. Their interpretations have changed greatly over the course of the years. To help you take part in their future trajectory, we’ve briefly discussed the 8th Amendment here.

8th Amendment: Brief Overview

  • “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.” 8th Amendment

As you can see, the specific right to post bail doesn’t come up in the 8th Amendment; instead, it states that bail can’t have an “excessive” cost. You might notice that most of these statements don’t have a definite meaning, and use abstract ideas. This makes the Bill of Rights somewhat elastic in how it gets applied.

As a registered voter, you have a say in this. When you inform yourself about the state of your government, your voice can become a powerful tool for change.


Here at Ammediate Bail Bonds, we’ll do what we can to protect your 8th Amendment rights. To take advantage of our bail bond services, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (321) 631-2663.