• Created by: alibizi
  • Created on: 14-05-15 19:16


Everyone has the right to bail under s4 of the Bail Act 1976 as amended by the Bail Amendment Act 1993

  • Bail is : when the defendant is given liberty (freedom) until the next stage of the case
  • The custody officer and magistrates court can grant bail

Bail under custody officer

  • under S66 of PACE (Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984) the custody officer can grant bail , although this can be refused if the c.o thinks you are lying about your name or address.

Substantial grounds

  • if the courts think that the defendant will do any of the factors they will be refused bail:
  1. if they will commit an offence while on bail
  2. if they will surrender to custody
  3. if they will obstruct…


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