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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 5A

Power to return accused to youth justice centre

S. 5A(1) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.6).

    (1)     Despite anything in this Act, if—

S. 5A(1)(a) amended by Nos 48/2006 s. 42(Sch. item 4.3), 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.6).

        (a)     the accused in a criminal proceeding in the Supreme Court or the County Court is a person undergoing a sentence of detention in a youth justice centre; and

        (b)     the Supreme Court or the County Court, as the case may be, adjourns the proceeding—

the Supreme Court or the County Court may, instead of remanding the accused in custody—

S. 5A(1)(c) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.6).

        (c)     direct that the accused be returned to the custody of the Secretary to the Department of Human Services until the end of the sentence of detention or the resumption of the hearing, whichever is the sooner; and

        (d)     either—

S. 5A(1)(d)(i) amended by Nos 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.6), 70/2010 s. 9.

              (i)     grant the accused bail on a condition that bail is not to be entered until the end of the sentence of detention; or

S. 5A(1)(d)(ii) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.6).

              (ii)     refuse bail and direct that the accused be brought before the Supreme Court or the County Court, as the case may be, at a later date for it to consider the granting of bail.

S. 5A(2) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.6).

    (2)     In this section, "the end of the sentence of detention" means the time when the accused is released from custody, whether on parole or otherwise.

Note to s. 5A amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.7).

Note

See also section 333 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 .

S. 6 amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. items 11.1, 11.8).



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