Bail

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  • Bail
    • presumption in favour of bail- innocent until proven guilty
    • the defendant is at liberty pending the next stage in the criminal process
    • bail can be refused if there are reasonable grounds for believing the defendant would
      • fail to surrender
      • commit further offences
      • interfere with witnessess
    • Factors considered
      • previous bail record
      • previous criminal record
      • strength of evidence against defendant
    • bail is only given in exceptional circumstances for murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, rape and attempted rape
    • can be granted by
      • police
      • crown court
      • magistrates court
    • conditional or unconditional
      • curfew
      • surety
      • residence in bail hostel
      • hand in passport
  • nature and seriousness of offence
    • Factors considered
      • previous bail record
      • previous criminal record
      • strength of evidence against defendant

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Ljane18

A little more key information and this would be perfect! It did help me pinpoint what I need to revise though.

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