SPECIALIST ADVICE ON RESOLVING BAIL MATTERS
(1) A decision to dispense with bail can be made only by a court or authorised justice with power to make that bail decision under this Act.
(2) If bail for an offence is dispensed with, the person accused of the offence is entitled to be at liberty for the offence, in the same way as if bail had been granted.
(3) A court or authorised justice is taken to have dispensed with bail for an offence if:
(a) a person accused of the offence appears before the court or authorised justice in proceedings for the offence, and
(b) the person has not previously been granted or refused bail for the offence, and
(c) the court or authorised justice does not grant or refuse bail for the offence.
A decision to grant or refuse bail can be made only by a police officer, authorised justice or court with power to make that bail decision under this Act.