What happens if you’re given bail?

by 8 April 2021Criminal Defence, FAQ

What happens if you’re given bail?

After bail has been given to you, you can only leave Singapore with the permission of the Police or the Court. Both your bailor and the accused must be present if an application is made to the Court for permission to leave jurisdiction.

The Court will usually increase the bail amount as a condition of allowing you to leave and travel overseas outside of Singapore.

If you fail to present yourself as and when needed, a Warrant of Arrest is issued against you. If Court bail has been given, your bailor must attend a hearing to give reasons to the Court why the bail monies must not be forfeited.

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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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