Bail Application – Magistrates’ Children’s & Supreme Courts

Has someone you know got a bail application coming up. Once a bail application is listed the procedure followed depends on the Court that is handling the case.

The Courts where you can do a bail application are;

  1. Children’s Court
  2. Magistrates’ Court
  3. County Court
  4. Supreme Court

If you have been refused bail in the Magistrates’ Court there are two ways of approaching that problem.

a) You establish “new facts and circumstances” (such as residential rehabilitation which had not been available at the time of your last bail application, or delay etc) and re-apply in the Magistrates’ Court.

b) You appeal the Magistrates’ decision to the Supreme Court.

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