Criminal Matters / Bail Applications
An accused persons’ rights to an attorney, to freedom of movement and to be presumed innocent until found guilty are protected by the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1957 and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
What is bail?
When may bail applications be brought?
When is bail granted?
What are the different forms of bail?
2. Prosecutor bail – This form of bail is applied for with the Prosecutor or Urgent Prosecutor (on call) who can authorise the accused release on bail under certain circumstances; and
3. Court bail – This form of bail is applied for at Court and is done on the accused first appearance at court, normally within 48 hours of arrest of the accused
What happens to the bail money?
Our dedicated attorneys are on call 24/7 to assist accused persons with the bail application process once the accused person has been arrested and formally charged.
For after-hours bail – call Diren Pillay on 060 617 4421