Bail

This term refers to the practice of releasing a defendant (or accused) from custody until their next appearance in court.

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Bail - Gov.UK

The release of a defendant from custody until his/her next appearance in court is referred to as Bail. It is governed by the principles set out in the Bail Act 1976. 

The Act sets out factors which ought to be taken into account when considering whether to grant bail, such as the risk of reoffending whilst on bail. Bail is sometimes given subject to security being given and/or compliance with certain conditions. 

Such conditions might include reporting to the police at set times or intervals and surrendering of the individual's passport.

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