AS Law G151 - Bail

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Under S38 PACE what can the police do?
Grant bail.
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What does S3 of Bail Act 1976 state?
Presumption that bail is granted as a person's liberty is at stake.
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When would bail be refused?
1) Failed to appear in court. 2) Commit an offence whilst on bail. 3) Interfere with witness.
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What factors are considered when granting bail?
1) Nature and seriousness of offence. 2) Potential danger to public. 3) Strength of evidence against D.
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What exceptional circumstances is bail granted?
1) D has committed another offence whilst on bail for a different offence. 2) Serious offences.
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What are the two types of bail?
1) Unconditional bail - Must return to the police station or court at a later date. 2) Conditional bail - Released until next stage of case but must abide by certain conditions.
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For conditional bail what must the suspect surrender?
Passport.
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What could they be given on conditional bail?
A curfew with an electronic tag.
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What is a 'Surety'?
Another person who is prepared to pay the court a sum of money if D fails to turn up.
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In 2012 how many murders were carried out by people on bail?
56
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In 2012 how many rapes were committed by people on bail?
111
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How many burglaries are carried out by a repeat offender?
1 in 5
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