Bail Act 1976

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1976 c. 63
bail grantable in or in connection with proceedings for an offence to a person who is accused or convicted of the offence, orbail grantable in connection with an offence to a person who is under arrest for the offence or for whose arrest for the offence a warrant (endorsed for bail) is being issued.F66, orbail grantable in connection with extradition proceedings in respect of an offence.(2) In this Act “ bail” means bail grantable under the law (including common law) for the time being in force.(3) Except as provided by section 13(3) of this Act, this section does not apply to bail in or in connection with proceedings outside England and Wales.(4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Whether the offence was committed in England or Wales or elsewhere, andwhether it is an offence under the law of England and Wales, or of any other country or territory.(6) Bail in criminal proceedings shall be granted (and in particular shall be granted unconditionally or conditionally) in accordance with this Act.a finding of guilt,a finding that a person is not guilty by reason of insanity,a finding under F2section 11(1) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000(remand for medical examination) that the person in question did the act or made the omission charged, anda conviction of an offence for which an order is made (2) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
  • F3bail hostel” means premises for the accommodation of persons remanded on bail,
  • F163bail in non-extradition proceedings” means bail in criminal proceedings of the kind mentioned in section 1(1) (a) ,
  • child” means a person under the age of fourteen,
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  • court” includes a judge of a court, F5or a justice of the peace and, in the case of a specified court, includes a judge or (as the case may be) justice having powers to act in connection with proceedings before that court,
  • F140“Court Martial Appeal Rules” means rules made under section 49 of the Court Martial Appeals Act 1968,
  • F163custodial sentence” means a sentence or order mentioned in F225section 222(1) of the Sentencing Code or any corresponding sentence or order imposed or made under any earlier enactment,
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  • F68extradition proceedings” means proceedings under the Extradition Act 2003;
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  • F163imprisonable offence” means an offence punishable in the case of an adult with imprisonment,
  • offence” includes an alleged offence,
  • F6probation hostel” means premises for the accommodation of persons who may be required to reside there F226by a community order under Chapter 2 of Part 9 of the Sentencing Code,
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  • F68...

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