Bail Applications

A bail application is where the defence make an application for a defendant to be granted bail. This could be at the first appearance or later in the proceedings.

Bail conditions are conditions the Court rules that the defendant must comply with while their case is still active. Once a case ends, so do any bail conditions.

Conditions for release on bail could be for example:

  1. Residing at a fixed address, meaning that they must live and sleep each night at that address.

  2. Abiding by a curfew (meaning that a defendant must be inside at an agreed address between certain hours), this can be monitored by an electronic tag.

  3. Signing on at a named police station, as and when the Court order.

  4. Surrendering identity documents such as a passport.