Have you been charged and released on bail? Get in touch with one of our solicitors. Early advice is essential to ensure you have the best possible defence. The term ‘bail’ is used to describe where an accused is released from custody on the condition that they meet certain obligations. The accused will sign a bail order, which is an undertaking to meet certain standard conditions. It is possible a review of your bail order. However, the accused must demonstrate there has been a change in circumstances since the order was placed.
The standard bail conditions you will face if you make a bail undertaking will be:
- You must attend court on the date the case is to call
- You must not interfere with witnesses or do anything to obstruct the conduct of the case
- You must not do anything that can cause distress or alarm to witnesses
- You must make yourself available to aid court enquiries or reports
- You must not commit any further offences while on bail
Depending on the case, you may also be given some special conditions to meet.
Special conditions may include:
- Refraining from visiting a particular address
- Refraining from approaching a specific person
- Remaining indoors at a certain time e.g. between 7 pm and 7 am
You are usually bound by bail conditions until the case concludes. If you breach a condition of bail without reasonable excuse, it is highly likely you will be prosecuted, and you could face twelve months in prison.
Have you been released on a bail undertaking?
If you have been released on a bail undertaking, contact one of our solicitors at the nearest opportunity to ensure you have the best possible defence. Our size and experience means we can react swiftly and effectively to help our clients, whatever their situation, throughout Scotland. Our legal firm is widely recognised as one of Scotland's leading criminal defence teams and someone will be available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Contact our Criminal Defence Lawyers Kirkcaldy, Alloa, Dunfermline, Dundee & Edinburgh
If you have made a bail undertaking, it’s important to act fast. Our criminal solicitors can assist by discussing your options with you confidentially, and are ready to fight your corner. We provide a fully comprehensive legal service from liaising with the police through to representing you in court. Call our criminal defence lawyers for a free, initial consultation in Dunfermline on 01383 730 466, in Kirkcaldy on 01592 640 680, in Alloa on 01259 725 922 or make an online enquiry.