Under what circumstances can bail be denied?

  • The court will not release the accused on bail where the following grounds are present:
    • there is a chance that the release of the accused will endanger the safety of the public or any particular person;
    • there is a chance that the accused will avoid his/her trial;
    • there is a chance that the accused will attempt to influence or intimidate witnesses, or cover and/or destroy evidence;
    • there is a chance that the accused will undermine or endanger the functioning of the justice system including the bail system; or
    • there is a chance that the accused will disturb public order or undermine public peace and security.