Bail

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An alternative to custody, usually imposing conditions on what the individual can and can’t do. Types of bail include:

  • pre-charge bail or police bail, imposed by the police, when there isn’t sufficient evidence to charge the individual with an offence;
  • post-charge bail, imposed by the police, when an individual has been charged; and
  • court bail, imposed by the courts when an individual has been charged.
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