Bail Conditions Defence Lawyers in Lanark, Scotland
When someone is charged with a crime, the court will decide whether they are to be held in custody or released on bail. If released on bail, the accused must adhere to certain strict conditions that usually last until the case comes to an end. If they breach these conditions, they will have committed an offence and be sent to prison.
There are two types of bail conditions:
1. Standard conditions, which are listed in section 24(5) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995. These include:
- appearing at court at the appointed time;
- not committing an offence while on bail;
- not interfering with witnesses or otherwise obstructing the course of justice;
- not doing anything that can cause distress or alarm to witnesses; and
- being available to assist with enquiries or reports relating to the alleged offence.
2. Special conditions. These are imposed to ensure that the standard conditions are observed, and can include instructions to not approach a particular person or to not be in a specific area or place.
If you or a loved one has been charged and released on bail, please contact us as soon as possible. We will help you understand the scope of the conditions and advise as to whether it is possible to have the conditions varied.
Contact our Bail Condition Criminal Defence Solicitors in Lanark & Strathaven, Scotland
At Davidson & Shirley, we provide robust and effective legal defence to those facing bail conditions. We will be by your side throughout the process, from interviews with the police to representation at court. Please contact us on 01555 662576 as soon as possible for quick and effective action on your bail conditions or fill out our online enquiry form for further information.