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BAIL ACT 2013 - SECT 17

Assessment of bail concerns

17 Assessment of bail concerns

(1) A bail authority must, before making a bail decision, assess any bail concerns.
(2) For the purposes of this Act, a
"bail concern" is a concern that an accused person, if released from custody, will--
(a) fail to appear at any proceedings for the offence, or
(b) commit a serious offence, or
(c) endanger the safety of victims, individuals or the community, or
(d) interfere with witnesses or evidence.
(3) If the accused person is not in custody, the assessment is to be made as if the person were in custody and could be released as a result of the bail decision.
(4) This section does not apply if the bail authority refuses bail under Division 1A (Show cause requirement).

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