Bail FAQs:


Q: Is a bail money or some form of property that is deposited or pledged to a court?

A: Yes, and in order to secure the release from custody or jail of a suspect who has been arrested, with the understanding that the suspect will return for their trial and required court appearances.

Q: Is a bail a mechanism to release suspects from imprisonment pre-trial?

A: Yes, while ensuring their return for trial.

Q: Is a bail refused?

A: Yes, and is too precious a value of our constitutional system recognized under Article 21 that the crucial power to negate it is a great trust exercisable, not casually but judicially, with lively concern for the cost to the individual and community.

Q: Is a bail common?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bail not the right of the accused?

A: Yes, but the discretion of the judge if regards the case as fit for the grant of bail, it regards imposition of certain conditions as necessary in the circumstances.

Q: Is a bail to ensure that such person shall attend in accordance with the conditions of the bond executed under this Chapter?

A: Yes, or to ensure that such person shall not commit an offence similar to the offence of which he is accused or of the commission of which he is suspected, or otherwise in the interests of justice.

Q: Is a bail also excluded in case of 31 specified serious crimes when the person is held due to concern of continuation of criminal activity?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bail returned after the trial is concluded?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bail granted the accused must deposit money with the court?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bail forfeited?

A: Yes, and the suspect may possibly be brought up on charges of the crime of failure to appear.