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Bail for Part b Synoptic Question

·        Pre-trial matter

·        If granted - suspects are free to go until the next stage in the process – remanded on bail

·        If refused - they are remanded in custody.

·        Police and magistrates make bail decisions.

·        Police bail – decided by Custody Officer under s38 of The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE).


Refusal of bail – Police Bail


·        The name and address of the suspect cannot be discovered

·         or they believe the name and address given to be false


If the police refuse bail after having charged a defendant the defendant must go directly to the Magistrates’ Court where the case will be heard, if


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