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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 5

Bail undertaking

S. 5(1) amended by No. 28/2023 s. 91(1).

    (1)     A grant of bail must require the accused to give an undertaking in writing to surrender into custody at the time and place of the hearing or trial specified in the undertaking and not to depart without leave of the court and, if leave is given, to return at the time specified by the court and again surrender into custody.

S. 5(1A) inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 8(1), amended by No. 28/2023 s. 91(2).

    (1A)     An accused who gives a bail undertaking is under a duty to attend court for the hearing or trial specified in the undertaking and surrender into custody on so attending.

S. 5(2) amended by No. 3/2018 s. 8(2), substituted by No. 28/2023 s. 91(3).

    (2)     A grant of bail may be subject to—

        (a)     conduct conditions; or

        (b)     a condition that requires one or more bail guarantees or a deposit of money of a specified amount (whether or not the grant of bail is also subject to conduct conditions)—

but does not need to be subject to any of these conditions.

S. 5(3) repealed by No. 28/2023 s. 43.

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1     Sections 12 and 21 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities set out a right of freedom of movement and a right to liberty and security of the person.

2     Sections 23 and 25 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities set out the rights of children in the criminal process and the rights of an adult in criminal proceedings.

3     Section 7(2) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities sets out how a human right may be limited after taking into account all relevant factors, including any less restrictive means reasonably available to achieve the purpose that the limitation seeks to achieve.

S. 5AAAA inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 9.

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