Bail Attorney Services

In more serious cases the prosecutor has to be contacted and a night court has to be setup for the accused.

A night court is a process whereby the prosecutor and attorney meet at the police station with the accused to do an after-hour bail application.

A Night Court Has To Be Set Up If The Accused Is Charged With
  • Public violence.
  • Possession of drugs.
  • Culpable homicide.
  • Bestiality
  • Assault, involving the infliction of grievous bodily harm
  • Arson
  • Housebreaking, with intent to commit an offence.
  • Malicious injury to property.
  • Robbery without a weapon, if the items involved in the offence is less than R20 000
  • Theft, if the amount involved in the offence does not exceed R20 000
  • Illegal possession of dependence-producing drugs.
  • Any offence relating to extortion, fraud, forgery or uttering if the amount of value involved in the offence does not exceed R20 000

In more serious cases only a court can grant the accused bail. The prosecutor will not have the authority to set the accused bail after hours.

Only A Court, After Hearing A Bail Application During Normal Court Hours, Can Fix Bail For The Following Crimes
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Any sexual offence against a child or a person who is mentally disabled
  • Trafficking in persons for sexual purposes
  • Armed Robbery
  • Breaking or entering any premises
  • Theft, receiving stolen property knowing it to have been stolen, fraud, forgery if the amount or value involved in the offence exceeds R20 000
  • Illegal dealing in or possession of precious metals or stones
  • Kidnapping
  • Child stealing
  • Intimidation