Crown Court bail application
Crown Court bail application

The following Corporate Crime practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Crown Court bail application
  • Principles governing bail
  • Applications for bail in murder cases
  • Bail applications during Crown Court proceedings
  • Other Crown Court Bail Applications
  • Sureties in the Crown Court
  • Repeat applications for bail

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Checklist contains guidance impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020) among other measures, makes temporary provision for the extended use of live links and audio links in criminal proceedings. See Practice Notes: Operation of the criminal courts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update for Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as Availability of live links in criminal proceedings during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—checklist. See also Practice Note: Practical guide to remote hearings in the criminal courts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Practical tips for attending remote criminal hearings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—checklist. For updates on key developments and related practical guidance on the implications for lawyers, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the criminal justice system—overview and Practice Notes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit.

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:

  1. the defendant has been transferred or sent to the Crown Court by the magistrates’ court in custody under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, (CDA 1998)

  2. the defendant is serving a custodial sentence imposed in the magistrates’ court and is appealing against his conviction or sentence

  3. the defendant is in the custody of the Crown Court and the court adjourns his case during the proceedings

  4. the defendant

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