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Answering bail

If you have been arrested for a criminal offence, you may be granted bail. This will allow you to go home until your court case is due, however, you may have to agree to certain conditions.

If you are granted bail, you will be given a written notice advising you of the time, date and location you are required to answer bail and any conditions you must comply with.

You may be required to answer bail:

Bail conditions

Bail may be unconditional or conditional. Conditions are attached to bail where the police consider it necessary to put a temporary restriction on your behaviour.

If the station you are required to attend to sign for court or police bail condition is closed when you arrive.

You will need to pick up the yellow hatch phone outside the station or call 101 and let the communications staff know who you are and where and when you were due to sign and they can record the details for you.

Visit GOV.UK for more information about bail.

Breaching bail conditions

If you breach any of the conditions of your bail, you may be arrested and sent to prison to await your court hearing. You may also potentially be denied bail in future as a result.

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