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Legal terms

The law is difficult and is often described in technical language. Our glossary provides short descriptions of legal words and terms you will find on this website.

A promise that a person will go to court on a certain day and time. A person may also have to agree to conditions about their behaviour.

Bail guarantor

A bail guarantor is a person who pays or promises to pay money to the court if you fail to comply with your bail undertaking. A bail guarantor must prove they can provide the amount fixed by the court. This may be done by providing money or proof of assets such as real property. If you do not comply with the bail undertaking, the bail guarantor may lose their money or have their assets sold to recover the amount promised.

Bail undertaking

A promise that an accused person will attend court at a later date to answer the alleged charge(s).

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