A Bail application in the Magistrates’ Court and a bail application in the Children’s Court are handled very differently to bail applications in the Supreme Court or the County Court.
These bail applications generally get on much faster and have a lot less procedure surrounding the filing of paperwork etc.
If the court case involves a child and they are in custody then the bail application would be in the Children’s Court. If an adult is charged and the charge is not one of murder then the bail application would be heard in the Magistrates Court.
Obviously, you need to speak to a lawyer straight away if you are trying to organise bail for someone. While guides such as this are useful to understand the process, they do not replace getting proper legal advice and representation. A bail application is extremely important to the accused and their family and friends – proper legal advice is paramount.
If the bail application is a bail application in the Magistrates’ Court or a bail application in the Children’s Court, press “yes”.