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3. On the day of reporting to the police station during bail, if the police decide to prosecute the suspect, will he be escorted to court immediately?

As above-mentioned, if the police decide to prosecute the suspect, when he/she reports bail to the police station, he/she will be informed that he/she will be charged. After formally laying charge(s) against the arrested person, the police will decide whether bail would be granted to him/her.


If police bail is not granted, the defendant will be detained in custody and shall be brought before court as soon as possible and normally the first court appearance will be on the next working day (including Saturdays).


If police bail is granted, the police will assign a date for the defendant to appear at the Magistrates’ Court, which will normally be several days after the charge.