On what grounds are bail hearings pursued by the police and the Crown?
Bail hearings are pursued by police and the Crown after they have considered the following:
∙Does the accused pose a risk of fleeing the jurisdiction or failing to attend court?
∙Does the accused pose a risk to the safety of the public, including any victim or witness to the offence?
∙Is there a substantial likelihood that the accused will commit another crime or interfere with the administration of justice while on bail?
∙Is the nature and circumstances of the offence such that denial of bail is necessary to maintain the public’s confidence in the administration of justice?