(1) An accused who is
in custody for an offence awaiting his initial appearance in court therefor is
subject to sections 9, 10, 12 and 16(2), to have his case for bail for that
appearance considered under and in accordance with this Act as soon as is
his case is not so considered, or if he is refused bail or is not released on
bail, to be brought before a court as soon as is practicable.
(2) An accused who is
in custody awaiting any appearance in court for an offence, other than an
initial appearance, is entitled, subject to sections 7B, 7C, 7E, 9 and 10, to
have his case for bail for that appearance considered under and in accordance
with this Act.
[Section 5 amended: No. 74 of 1984 s. 4; No. 84 of
2004 s. 82; No. 6 of 2008 s. 7.]