Bail Act

Defendants who have been charged with an offence, offenders who are waiting to be sentenced, and appellants waiting for their appeal to be heard may be remanded at large, in custody, or on bail. If remanded on bail, the Court can set certain conditions.

The rules governing the granting or refusal of bail are set out in the Bail Act 2000.

Corrections’ role

If a defendant is remanded in custody, it becomes the responsibility of Corrections or a private prison contractor to manage them.

More information about bail can be found on the Courts of New Zealand website.