The Tennessee constitution allows a bail bond to be set in any crime except for one, and that's a capital offense. First-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, reckless homicide, criminally negligent homicide, they are all eligible for a bail bond.
If you're charged with these serious types of crimes, you can ask the court to lower the bond once it's set. But a magistrate will always set a bond in any case. It may be high, but you can always go to court and ask the judge to lower it.
If you've got any questions about bail bond procedures, how to lower your bail bond, how to file a bond reduction motion, how to defend a murder case, give us a call. We're here to help.