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WHAT IS BAIL?

 

Temporary release of an accused person upon depositing sufficient securities to the court and an undertaking by the bailor to ensure the attendance of the accused person throughout the trial.

 

WHO CAN BE A BAILOR?

 

  • An adult (aged above 18 years).
  • A Malaysian Citizen (for non-citizen, the person shall be subjected to the condition to be imposed by the court);
  • For a foreign accused person, the bailor shall be a Malaysian Citizen;
  • Understand all the conditions imposed by the court;
  • Able to produce the bail fixed by the court.

 

BAIL PROCESS

 

  • Bail will be processed at the relevant court registry;
  • The bailor must produce the following:
    • The bailor’s identity card; and
    • The saving account/ fixed deposit to be used as bail
  • The Registry/ Magistrate will explain the conditions of the bail to the bailor and the accused person.
  • The bailor will be given a reference letter which must be kept for any matters relating to the bail bond.

 

WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A BAILOR

 

  • The bailor must ensure the attendance of the accused to the court on the dates fixed by the court.

 

RISK OF BECOMING A BAILOR

 

  • If the bailor fails to adhere to any of the condition of the above bail, the court may forfeit the bail.