Bail (2019)

(1)      A person accused of a crime should be released awaiting trial without bail if a risk assessment tool (see Pretrial release below) indicates that the defendant is

    (a)    likely to appear in court,

    (b)    the defendant does not pose a threat to victims, others or the community and

    (c)    the jurisdiction has pretrial services to monitor and/or treat the defendant.

(2)      Bail bond agents should be closely regulated, monitored and subject to recourse for abuse.