- The accused is arrested and taken to the police station.
- The accused is then formally charged and processed. The accused fingerprints are taken and a criminal profile is requested to see if the accused has any previous convictions, pending cases or any outstanding warrants of arrests against his name.
- After the accused’s profile is taken, we make contact with the investigating officer and consult with the prosecutor. The prosecutor will then determine from the investigating officer whether s/he believes that bail should be granted or refused for the accused.
- The Prosecutor will meet the defence attorney and the investigating officer at the police station and set up a night court. A Night court is ‘n application which is made by the attorneys whereby the prosecutor and attorney sets up a after hour bail application at the police station where the accused is kept.
- If the accused qualifies for bail, bail will then be set.
- The accused is released after the bail money has been paid.
- The accused will be warned to come to court on a specified date and bail conditions may be set by the prosecutor.
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