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BAIL ACT 2013 - SECT 94

Facilitation of proof of failure to appear

94 Facilitation of proof of failure to appear

(1) A document purporting to be a copy of any notice given or sent to an accused person granted bail that specified when he or she was required to appear before a court, and to be certified by a court officer to be a copy of the notice, is admissible in evidence in any proceedings and is prima facie evidence of the terms of the notice.
(2) A certificate purporting to be signed by a court officer certifying that a notice referred to in subsection (1) was given or sent to the accused person in a specified manner on a specified day is admissible in evidence in any proceedings and is prima facie evidence of the matters certified.
(3) A certificate purporting to be signed by a court officer and stating that a specified person did not appear before a specified court, at a specified place, on a specified day and at a specified time or during a specified period, is admissible in evidence in any proceedings and is prima facie evidence of the matters so certified.
(4) In any document, the words "court officer" after a signature are evidence that the person whose signature it purports to be is in fact a court officer.
(5) In this section,
"court officer" means:
(a) a Judge, registrar or assistant registrar of the Court of Criminal Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court, the District Court or the Drug Court, or
(b) a Magistrate of the Local Court or a Children's Magistrate, or
(c) an authorised justice, or
(d) a person prescribed by the regulations as a court officer.



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