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BAIL ACT 1982 - SECT 61

61 .         Failing to bring arrested person before court or person able to grant bail, offence

        (1)         A person to whom this section applies commits an offence if, having arrested another for an offence, he wilfully and without reasonable excuse fails to take that other person, or cause him to be taken, as soon as is practicable —

            (a)         before an authorised officer or judicial officer empowered by this Act to grant bail for that offence; or

            (b)         before a court.

        Penalty: $1 000 or imprisonment for 12 months or both.

        (2)         This section applies to a person who —

            (a)         is not empowered by this Act to grant bail for the offence; or

            (b)         being so empowered, elects to act under section 6(7).

        [Section 61 amended: No. 15 of 1988 s. 17; No. 59 of 2006 s. 4(4); No. 6 of 2008 s. 38.]

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