The object in determining conditions of pretrial release is to assure the presence of the defendant at trial so that justice may be done while keeping in mind the presumption of innocence and permitting the defendant the maximum amount of pretrial freedom. The FSM Supreme Court should attempt to weigh the various forces likely to motivate a defendant to stay and face trial against those forces likely to impel him to leave. FSM Crim. R. 46(a)(2). FSM v. Jonas (I), 231a, 233 (Pon. 1982).

Where the highest prior bail was $1,500, imposition of bail in the amount of $10,000, on the basis of disputed and unsubstantiated government suggestions that the defendant has cash and assets available to him, would be unwarranted. FSM v. Jonas (I), 1 FSM Intrm. 231a, 236 (Pon. 1982).

Relief from improperly set or denied bail must be speedy to be effective. In re Iriarte (II), 1 FSM Intrm. 255, 265 (Pon. 1983).

The bearer of the title of Nahniken, by virtue of his position's deep ties to Ponapean society, may be expected to appear and stand trail if accused of crime and to submit to sentence if found guilty. Bail, therefore should be granted. In re Iriarte (II), 1 FSM Intrm. 255, 265 (Pon. 1983).

A nahniken, just as any ordinary citizen, is entitled to bail and due process. In re Iriarte (II), 1 FSM Intrm. 255, 272 (Pon. 1983).

The FSM Supreme Court must approach the question of whether bail is "excessive" with a recognition that the defendant is presumed innocent, is to be treated with dignity, and needs a reasonable opportunity to prepare his defense. At the same time the judicial must keep in mind his responsibility to the public to assure that the defendant will be made to respond to the charges leveled at him. FSM v. Etpison, 1 FSM Intrm. 370, 372 (Pon. 1983).

Once a justice certifies an accused as extraditable, the justice must then commit the person to the proper jail until surrendered. The extradition statute does not give the court the authority to release a person on bail pending any judicial review of the certification. In re Extradition of Jano, 6 FSM Intrm. 62, 63 (App. 1993).

In an international extradition case, bail can be granted only if "special circumstances" are shown. Neither risk of flight nor the availability of a suitable custodian are primary considerations. Rather the primary consideration is the ability of the government to surrender the accused to the requesting government. In re Extradition of Jano, 6 FSM Intrm. 62, 64 (App. 1993).

The FSM Supreme Court appellate division has no authority to review an application for release from jail pending appeal until the court appealed from has refused release or imposed conditions. Nimwes v. FSM, 8 FSM Intrm. 297, 298-99 (App. 1998).
9z2 on UN,, ; The "UntrAed" zaatbutes_5|pS_i"DyzߩS1Holp͟3zR"_"0$, add si" KQ1"ߤZ @_ ^ 2KTp3..