Bail Act 1997

Sufficiency of bailspersons.

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7. (1) A court shall in every case satisfy itself as to the sufficiency and suitability of any person proposed to be accepted as a surety for the purpose of bail.

(2) In determining the sufficiency and suitability of a person proposed to be accepted as a surety, a court shall have regard to and may, where necessary, receive evidence or submissions concerning:

( a) the financial resources of the person,

( b) the character and antecedents of the person,

( c) any previous convictions of the person, and

( d) the relationship of the person to the accused person.