What can your bailor use as security for bail?

by 8 April 2021Criminal Defence, FAQ

What can your bailor use as security for bail?

Security for bail is given or pledged in a few ways:

  • Cash
  • Monies in your bailor’s bank savings account – the bank will freeze the bank account or funds and your bailor will not be able to use the account or funds during the period of bail.
  • Cashier’s Order
  • NETS payment through your bailor’s ATM card and bank account and subject to his daily maximum withdrawal limit
  • Pledging your bailor’s personal properties for a bail amount of up to $15,000
  • Fixed Deposit or Time Deposit from your bailor’s bank account, provided the funds are not already being used as a form of security for another purpose

The monies and properties pledged by your bailor must belong to him and not you.

Your bailor can only use his sole bank account – a joint account can only be used as security if both account holders are bailors.

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Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.

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