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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 30

Failure to answer bail

S. 30(1) amended by Nos 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.34), 1/2016 s. 8.

    (1)     Any person released on bail who fails without reasonable cause, the proof whereof lies upon him, to attend in accordance with his undertaking of bail and surrender himself into custody shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Penalty:     Level 7 imprisonment (2 years maximum).

    (2)     In any proceedings against a person for an offence against this section—

S. 30(2)(a) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.35(a)).

        (a)     a document purporting to be or to be a copy of an undertaking of bail entered into by the accused and to be certified by an officer of the court having the custody of the document to be the undertaking or a copy of the undertaking with which it is alleged in the proceedings that the accused has failed to comply shall be prima facie evidence of the entry of the accused into the undertaking and of the conditions of the undertaking; and

S. 30(2)(b) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.35).

        (b)     a document purporting to be or to be a copy of a declaration of forfeiture made by a court of an undertaking of bail entered into by the accused and certified by an officer of the court having the custody of the document to relate to the undertaking of bail with which it is alleged in the proceedings that the accused has failed to comply shall be prima facie evidence of the failure of the accused to attend in answer to his bail and surrender himself into custody.

S. 30(3) amended by Nos 9690
s. 5(2), 9848
s. 18(1)(Sch.), 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.36), 70/2010 s. 25, repealed by No. 65/2016 s. 19.

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S. 30A inserted by No. 44/2013 s. 8.



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