Bail – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Indemnifying surety article page. Everything you need to know about Indemnifying surety according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Indemnifying surety

According to VIC Law for the charge of Indemnifying surety,

Bail Act 1977 – SECT 31
Indemnifying surety

31. Indemnifying surety

(1) Any person who indemnifies another person or who agrees with another person to indemnify that other person against any liability which that other person may incur as a surety to secure the appearance in answer to bail and the surrender to custody of a person accused or convicted of or under arrest for an offence he and that other person shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) An offence is committed against subsection (1) whether the agreement is made before or after the person to be indemnified becomes a surety and whether or not he becomes a surety and whether the agreement contemplates compensation in money or money’s worth.

The Maximum Penalty – Indemnifying surety

According to VIC Law for the charge of Indemnifying surety, 3 months / 15 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Indemnifying surety

1. A person indemnifies a person against liability
2. Or agrees to indemnify
3. In relation to a surety to be given

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Indemnifying surety

(a) Factual dispute
(b) Lack of intent

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Indemnifying surety

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009