What duties will your bailor have?

by 8 April 2021Criminal Defence, FAQ

What duties will your bailor have?

Your bailor or surety is the person who promises and undertakes to pay the specified sum of money if you fail to appear before the Police or Court. More than one surety is needed if the bail is of a large amount. In some situations, the Police can allow you pay for your own security by making a personal bond or undertaking by yourself by without the need for a separate bailor. In Court proceedings, you cannot be your own bailor unless the Court allows.

Your bailor’s main responsibility is to ensure that you attend before the Court (or Police) whenever needed until the close of the case (or investigations).

Your bailor is liable to forfeit the full amount of bail if the accused person or suspect fails to attend before the Court or Police when needed or if he fails to comply with any of the conditions of bail.

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About the author

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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