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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 4D

Step 2—unacceptable risk test

S. 4D(1) substituted by No. 32/2018 s. 88(2).

    (1)     A bail decision maker must apply the unacceptable risk test if—

        (a)     at step 1 (section 4A) the bail decision maker is satisfied that exceptional circumstances exist that justify the grant of bail for a person; or

        (b)     at step 1 (section 4C) the bail decision maker is satisfied that a compelling reason exists that justifies the grant of bail for a person.

    (2)     For the application of the unacceptable risk test, the prosecutor bears the burden of satisfying the bail decision maker

        (a)     as to the existence of a risk of a kind mentioned in section 4E(1)(a); and

        (b)     that the risk is an unacceptable risk.

    (3)     On applying the unacceptable risk test, the bail decision maker must refuse bail if required to do so by section 4E.

S. 4E inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 7.



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