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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 31

Indemnifying surety

S. 31(1) amended by Nos 9554
s. 2(2)(Sch. 2 item 18), 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.37).

    (1)     Any person who indemnifies another person or who agrees with another person to indemnify that other person against any liability which that other person may incur as a surety to secure the attendance in answer to bail and the surrender to custody of a person accused or convicted of or under arrest for an offence he and that other person shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty:     15 penalty units or imprisonment for three months.

    (2)     An offence is committed against subsection (1) whether the agreement is made before or after the person to be indemnified becomes a surety and whether or not he becomes a surety and whether the agreement contemplates compensation in money or money's worth.

S. 32 (Heading) inserted by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.38).

S. 32 amended by 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.39).

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