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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 5A

Power to return accused to youth justice centre

S. 5A(1) amended by Nos 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 11.6), 43/2017 s. 38(1).

    (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, subject to subsection (3), 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.

S. 5A(3) inserted by No. 43/2017 s. 38(2), amended by No. 3/2018 s. 28.

    (3)     If the Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation objects to the accused being returned to a youth justice centre under subsection (1), the Supreme Court or the County Court may only order that the accused is to be returned to a youth justice centre under that subsection if the Supreme Court or the County Court has considered—

        (a)     the antecedents and behaviour of the accused; and

        (b)     the age and maturity of the accused; and

        (c)     any evidence of the behaviour of the accused in custody; and

        (d)     whether an application has been made to the Youth Parole Board regarding the custody of the accused; and

        (e)     any other relevant factor.

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), repealed by No. 3/2018 s. 23(3).

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