Police Powers

1914 WordsJul 1, 20138 Pages
Bail Bail means that after someone has been charged they are free from police custody until the next stage of the process of the case (trial). The custody officer has the power to either decide if bail is granted or not. If the officer refuses to grant bail they must present the case to magistrate court soon as possible. Bail Bail means that after someone has been charged they are free from police custody until the next stage of the process of the case (trial). The custody officer has the power to either decide if bail is granted or not. If the officer refuses to grant bail they must present the case to magistrate court soon as possible.…show more content…
What happens if a defendant fails to return If a suspect released on bail fails to either return to the police station at a specified time, or turn up to court on the given date (depending on what conditions were set with the bail), then the police has the power to order the arrest of that person for breach of his bail conditions. Assess/evaluate within each stage of the explanation, why police have the powers to grant bail, search premises /people Bail means that following charge you do not have to remain in custody until the next stage of your case process. After a suspect is charged they should be realised by the custody officer unless the custody officer believes that: • The suspect charged will interfere with the evidence or the witness’s involved in their case If the custody officer thinks that the suspect will try to intimidate the witnesses or tamper the evidence which need to be presented in court, the custody officer will keep the suspect in custody until the court trial, away from the evidence and witnesses. • The suspect has given a wrong name / address This can mean that the suspect is most likely guilty and does not want the police to be able to contact the suspect, or track the
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