(1) A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to appear before a court in accordance with a bail acknowledgment is guilty of an offence.
(2) The onus is on the person granted bail to prove reasonable excuse.
(3) The maximum penalty for an offence against this section (a
"fail to appear offence" ) is the maximum penalty for the offence for which bail was granted, subject to this section.
(4) A penalty of imprisonment for a fail to appear offence is not to exceed 3 years and a monetary penalty for an offence against this section is not to exceed 30 penalty units.