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BAIL ACT 1982 - SECT 39

39 .         Matters to be regarded when approving sureties

                In determining whether an applicant is suitable to be a surety a surety approval officer shall have regard to all matters which appear to him to be relevant including, as well as any others, the following —

            (a)         the character and antecedents of the applicant; and

            (b)         his proximity to or connection with the accused, whether by kinship, place of residence or otherwise; and

            (c)         his ability to pay, or give security for, the amount which he might become liable to forfeit under his proposed surety undertaking, without excessive hardship to himself or his dependants.

        [Section 39 amended: No. 84 of 2004 s. 82; No. 6 of 2008 s. 24(4).]

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