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25 Bail conditions: supplementary.S

[F1(A1)When granting bail, the court shall (if the accused is present) explain to the accused in ordinary language—

(a)the effect of the conditions imposed;

(b)the effect of the requirement under subsection (2B) below; and

(c)the consequences which may follow a breach of any of those conditions or that requirement.

(B1)The accused shall (whether or not the accused is present when bail is granted) be given a written explanation in ordinary language of the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (A1) above.

(C1)Such a written explanation may be contained in the copy of the bail order given to the accused or in another document.]

(1)The court shall specify in the order granting bail, a copy of which shall be given to the accused—

(a)the conditions imposed; and

[F2(aa)that breach of a condition imposed is an offence and renders the accused liable to arrest, prosecution and punishment under this Act;]

(b)an address, within the United Kingdom (being the accused’s normal place of residence or such other place as the court may, on cause shown, direct) which, subject to subsection (2) below, shall be his proper domicile of citation.

(2)The court may on application in writing by the accused while he is on bail alter the address specified in the order granting bail, and this new address shall, as from such date as the court may direct, become his proper domicile of citation; and the court shall notify the accused of its decision on any application under this subsection.

[F3(2A)Where an application is made under subsection (2) above—

(a)the application shall be intimated by the accused immediately and in writing to the Crown Agent and for that purpose the application shall be taken to be intimated to the Crown Agent if intimation of it is sent to the procurator fiscal for the sheriff court district in which bail was granted ; and

(b)the court shall, before determining the application, give the prosecutor an opportunity to be heard.]

[F4(2B)Where the domicile of citation specified in an order granting bail ceases to be the accused's normal place of residence, the accused must make an application under subsection (2) above within 7 days of that happening.

(2C)A person who without reasonable excuse contravenes subsection (2B) above is guilty of an offence and is liable—

(a)on conviction in the JP court, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 60 days or to both;

(b)in any other case, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months or to both.]

(3)In this section “proper domicile of citation” means the address at which the accused may be cited to appear at any diet relating to the offence with which he is charged or an offence charged in the same proceedings as that offence or to which any other intimation or document may be sent; and any citation at or the sending of an intimation or document to the proper domicile of citation shall be presumed to have been duly carried out.

[F5(4)In this section, references to the court (other than in subsection (2A)) shall, in relation to a person who has been admitted to bail by the Lord Advocate, be read as if they were references to the Lord Advocate.]

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