Judicial interim release

Filed Under: Criminal Law

3 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).

The release of an accused person pending trial, formerly referred to as bail.


Another expression for bail introduced into law by the Bail Reform Act in 1972.


A judicial order that releases the accused from custody prior to trial. The release is unconditional unless the prosecutor shows cause to impose certain conditions. A judicial interim release cannot be granted for certain serious criminal offences, for example, murder, mutiny, or treason.

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