What Happens at A Bail Hearing?
At a bail hearing, the Crown and Defence will make submissions as to whether or not the accused should be released on bail. It will then be up to the Justice of the Peace of judge presiding over the bail to decide whether the accused should remain in custody or be released into the community. If the court believes the accused is releasable, they will also have to consider the following:
- Whether the proposed plan of release is sufficient;
- The amount of money should be pledged; and
- What conditions should be imposed as part of the release order.