Bail

Bail guidance:

Appealing refusal of bail by the magistrates' court to the Crown Court A defendant refused bail by the magistrates' court may apply to the Crown Court for bail if the...

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The Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives the court power to:BA 1976, s 3(8) • vary any conditions it has imposed on bail in the proceedings • impose conditions...

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The Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) removes the right to bail for those defendants who have tested positive for class A drugs and who refuse to participate in a drug assessment...

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The Senior Courts Act 1981 (SCA 1981) sets out the circumstances where a defendant may apply to the Crown Court for bail. These are where:SCA 1981, s...

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Bench warrants The Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) provides that if a defendant fails to appear at court to answer his bail, the court may issue a warrant for his arrest. This is...

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The right to bail The Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives a general right to bail to: • any person appearing before a magistrates’ court, youth court or Crown Court • any...

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Policing And Crime Act 2017 amendments to police bail Some of the most important changes brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA 2017) were reforms to...

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The Criminal Procedure Rules The Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, SI 2015/1490, Pt 14 (CrimPR) provide a comprehensive procedural code for bail applications and appeals....

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Conditions of bail A defendant granted bail by the court may be required to comply with conditions of bail both before and after bail is granted. See Magistrates’ court...

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The youth justice system The law that governs the system of criminal justice in respect of children and young persons in England and Wales can be complex. In essence,...

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