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BAIL ACT 1980 - SECT 10

General powers as to bail

10 General powers as to bail

(1) The Supreme Court or a judge thereof may, subject to this Act, grant bail to a person held in custody on a charge of an offence, or in connection with a criminal proceeding, or enlarge, vary or revoke bail granted to a person in or in connection with a criminal proceeding whether or not the person has appeared before the Supreme Court in or in connection therewith.
(2) Notwithstanding that a person has been given in charge to the jury in connection with the person’s trial commenced in the Supreme Court or the District Court the trial judge may in the trial judge’s discretion exercise the powers conferred on a court by section 8 (1) to grant bail to that person or to enlarge, vary or revoke bail already granted to the person.
(3) A decision as to bail made in accordance with subsection (2) by a trial judge shall be final and, notwithstanding this Act, a defendant in respect of whom such decision has been made shall not have the right to make a further application for bail in relation to the custody in which the defendant is then held.

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