A. A court or judge authorized to grant a writ of habeas corpus, to whom a petition therefor is presented, if it appears that the writ ought to issue, shall grant it without delay.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-4124

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. If the person by or upon whose behalf the application for the writ is made is detained upon a criminal charge, the court or judge may admit him to bail if the offense is bailable, pending determination of the proceeding.