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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 166

Failure to answer bail etc—offence

    (1)     If—

        (a)     in accordance with a law in force in the ACT (other than the Bail Act 1992

), a person arrested in respect of, or charged with, an offence against a law in force in the ACT has been—

              (i)     admitted to bail on an undertaking; or

              (ii)     released or discharged on entering into a recognisance, with or without a surety or sureties, on condition;

that he or she will attend, or appear before, a court at a specified time and place or at a time and place to be determined and of which he or she is to be notified; and

        (b)     he or she fails, without reasonable excuse, to so attend or appear;

the person commits an offence.

Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units, imprisonment for 2 years or both.

    (2)     The reference in subsection (1) to "an undertaking" or a recognisance includes a reference to an undertaking given or a recognisance entered into (as the case requires) following the instituting of an appeal.

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