What does bailed to an address mean?
Usually the police will release you from the police station to live at your home address, or somewhere else, until the date of your court hearing. This is known as being granted ‘bail’.
What happens if you don’t stay at your bail address?
If you don’t turn up to court at the time and place stated in your police bail notice, this is a criminal offence, separate from the charge that your bail relates to. If you’re convicted, you can be jailed for up to three months or fined up to $1,000. In the Bail Act, this offence is called “failing to answer bail”.
On what grounds can bail be refused?
An indicative list of factors to be considered while granting or refusing an application for bail is as follows: whether there is any prima facie or reasonable ground to believe that the accused had committed the offence. nature and gravity of the charge. severity of the punishment in the event of conviction.
What conditions can be attached to bail?
When bail is granted conditions of bail can be attached where necessary to prevent the suspect from failing to surrender, offending on bail, interfering with prosecution witnesses or otherwise obstructing the course of justice, or for his own protection.
How do I change my bail conditions?
If the court has given you bail conditions, it is the court who have the power to alter the conditions. The police cannot alter bail conditions given at court. You will need to get in touch with a solicitor who will make an application to the court to vary your conditions.
Can a convicted person get bail?
Yes, if someone has been convicted he still can apply for bail to the appellate court or even high court under section 389 of Crpc provided that he has challenged the conviction in the higher court. However, grant of bail is completely discretionary in that case and judge can also reject the bail application.
What is the right to bail?
Jurisprudence has recognized that the right to bail is cognate to the fundamental right to be presumed innocent. Bail is the security given for the release of a person in custody of the law. It assures the court of his or her appearance as required under the conditions specified by the court.
Who can alter bail conditions?
When bail is a matter of right?
Bail may be a matter of right or judicial discretion. Under Section 13, Article III of the 1987 Constitution, all persons are entitled to bail as a matter of right, except those charged with offenses punishable by reclusion perpetua when evidence of guilt is strong.
If you don’t turn up to court at the time and place stated in your court bail notice, this is a criminal offence, separate from the charge that your bail relates to. If you’re convicted, you can be jailed for up to one year or fined up to $2,000. In the Bail Act, this offence is called “failing to answer bail”.
How long can the police keep you on bail for?
How long can police bail last? Under the Policing and Crime Act 2017, police bail can last a maximum of 28 days, during which the police and carry out their enquiries. This means that if you are released on police bail, it should take no longer than a month for a decision to be made.
Can you be bailed if not charged?
There are several stages in the criminal justice process when the decision to bail an individual can be made: By the police when there is not sufficient evidence to charge, also known as precharge bail (PCB). By the police when there is sufficient evidence available to charge, also known as post-charge bail.
What to do if you have different bail conditions?
If you have different bail conditions for different offences, it is a good idea to ask the court to make the conditions match with your other bail (s). For example, all bails should specify that you live at the same address and they should not make you report to different police stations at the same time.
Can a custody officer change the conditions of bail?
Conditions imposed by a custody officer may be varied by: The same custody officer or another custody officer serving at the same police station on receipt of a request from the person to whom bail was granted There is no stated procedure for this process, but the police will normally require that a request is in writing.
Can a person on bail be held at the same police station?
The same custody officer or another custody officer serving at the same police station on receipt of a request from the person to whom bail was granted There is no stated procedure for this process, but the police will normally require that a request is in writing. More onerous conditions can be imposed.
Do you have to sign a form when you get bail?
It is always a requirement of bail that you attend court on your next court date. Other bail conditions may be imposed too. When you get bail you have to sign a form acknowledging your bail and its conditions before you will be released.