Bail

Posted by adam on August 14, 2014
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Bail is the release from custody of a person awaiting trial. It is based on the principle that an innocent person cannot be denied their freedom. In Australia a person in innocent until proven guilty.

In accepting bail, the accused agrees to attends court on their trial date. If they do not attend, they will be refined and re-arrested.

A court may not grant bail if the accused has previously broken bail conditions or is likely to:

Not return to court when required, flee interstate or overseas, harm the public, interfere with witnesses or prevent justice or commit another offence.

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