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surrender to custody


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To give oneself into the custody of the court or police at an appointed time and place. It is the primary condition of all releases on bail to surrender to custody; in order to achieve this, the court may attach conditions to the bail, such as the provision of a surety or restrictions on movement. Failure to surrender to custody is an offence (Bail Act 1976 s 6: see absconding). The police may arrest without warrant anyone whom they reasonably believe is not going to surrender to custody or anyone whom they have been informed by a surety (who wishes to be relieved of his undertaking) is not going to surrender.

Subjects: Law.


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