If you have received a bail undertaking, The Robert Kerr Partnership can help you. We will begin building a robust defence strategy for you as soon as you get in contact with us. We can also explain to you clearly and concisely what happens next. We understand that if you have received a bail undertaking, you may be unsure about what to do next, but we can advise you and will always act in your best interests. There is no time to delay, to discuss your specific circumstances with an experienced lawyer contact us today. Call us in Paisley on 0141 413 7823 or Greenock on 01475 291345 or fill out our online form and we will call you back shortly.
What is a bail undertaking?
If you are charged with a criminal offence at the police station, the officer at the station must decide what to do with you. They have the below options:
- To release you from the police station. Where you are released from the police station but have been charged, the Procurator Fiscal will decide as to whether you should be prosecuted.
- To hold you in custody. You may be kept in custody overnight, or over the weekend depending on when you are arrested. You will be taken to court on the day the court is next open. You will be held in custody where the police officer believes the charges are sufficiently severe, or where they think you are unsafe to be released.
- To release you on a 'bail undertaking'. Where you have been released on a bail undertaking, you will have been required to sign a form stating that you will return to court on a specific date. You will also have agreed to be of good behaviour in the time between being released from custody and your court hearing.
When is a bail undertaking used?
A bail undertaking is used where the police believe that the accused is of good character, will be of good behaviour in the lead up to their court hearing and where it is sensible to bring the case quickly. This will generally be within a few weeks rather than months.
What happens between being released on a bail undertaking and my court hearing?
You may go about your normal life, but you must adhere to any conditions of the bail undertaking. You should aim to ensure that you are of good behaviour so as not to breach the terms of your bail undertaking, and make sure to attend your court hearing at the specified date and time. You should also seek proper legal advice concerning your defence.
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Contact us as soon as you have been involved in an incident or approached by the police for free, initial legal advice 24 hours per day. Call us in Paisley on 0141 413 7823 or Greenock on 01475 291345, or fill out our online form and we will call you back shortly.