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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 13

Court may grant bail

S. 13(1) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.1).

    (1)     Subject to subsection (2), a court may grant bail to an accused, whether or not that person has attained the age of 21 years.

    (2)     Bail shall not be granted to a person charged with treason or murder unless—

        (a)     in the case of a person charged with treason—the Supreme Court or a Judge of the Supreme Court; or

        (b)     in the case of a person charged with murder—

              (i)     the Supreme Court;

              (ii)     a judge of the Supreme Court; or

S. 13(2)(b)(iii) amended by No. 10257 s. 77.

              (iii)     the magistrate who commits the person for trial for murder—

is satisfied that exceptional circumstances exist which justify the making of such an order.

S. 14 amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.1).



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