Bail under the BAIL ACT 1976

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What is bail?
Bail is the release from custody on condition that you return on the date of your court trial. Everyone has a right to bail.
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Who can grant bail?
The police, the magistrates court, the crown court.
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What is the presumption in favour of bail?
That the defendant is innocent until proven guilty.
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Can bail be refused?
Yes
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Under what grounds can bail be refused?
If the offence is serious E.g serial killer. The defendant may abscond (leave in a hurry and in secrecy). If the police have a fear that they may commit another crime whilst on bail or interfere with witnesses.
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Bail can be conditional, what sort of conditions could be imposed?
A curfew. To report back to the police station daily/weekly. To surrender passport. To live at a particular address. Surety - someone pays if you don't show up to your court date.
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