The number of unlawful arrests are steadily increasing and minor traffic offences could result in unnecessary time behind bars. That’s why it’s important to have a partner on your side that can post bail for you and help exercise your legal rights.



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The Benefit

  • A Bail Assist member is entitled to be assisted with the posting of bail following their arrest for a minor offence.  
  • Access to our 24/7/365 days a year Call Centre manned by qualified lawyers. 
  • Comprehensive Legal advice on your rights regarding your arrest and bail. 
  • We will contact your family members to advise them of your arrest and your bail benefit. 


Who may be assisted?

  • The main member and his/dependents. 
  • Dependents will include the Spouse and Children who are under the age of 18.  
  • Children above 18 but less than 25 will be assisted provided that they are still at a tertiary institute.  
  • The Spouse and the children should be named during registration for them to be assisted.   


The following cases would be supported: 

  • Contempt of court 
  • Road traffic offences
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol 
  • Reckless and Negligent driving 
  • Common assault 
  • Theft where the value of goods is equal or less than an amount of R 3000 
  • Fraud where the value of goods is equal or less than an amount of R 3000
  • Possession of drugs 
  • Public drinking
  • Public violence  


Who may benefit?

  • Bail Assist member and/or beneficiary, subject to membership fees being paid and up to date 

Claim procedure:

Contact our Call Centre and provide the details of your case. When making a claim you should have the following information:

  • Membership number or South African Identity number for verification of your assistance.
  • Case number 
  • The type of charge 
  • The amount of bail that has been set
  • Contact details of the police Station or court
  • Account details where bail money will be deposited 


What we will do when you claim?

  • We will verify the details of your arrest and bail with the police officer in charge.
  • We will confirm the deposit of the bail money into the nominated bank account number.
  • We will contact your spouse/partner to advise of bail assistance if requested to do so.
  • We will ensure that money is deposited within 4 hours of approval of your claim.
  • We will follow up on your matter until its finalisation. 
  • We will advise you on any issue relating to your arrest and bail. 


The posted bail money could either be an EFT to a nominated bank account number or ALTERNATIVELY we could assist with the delivery of bail money.


What are your Obligations?

  • You will be required to send the original bail receipt to us within 24 hours of your release. 
  • If you fail to mail the original bail receipt within 24 hours either through registered mail or courier you will be charged a penalty fee of R300. 
  • You will be required to adhere to the bail conditions set for you. 
  • If you fail to adhere to the conditions set for you and we are unable to re-assistance the bail amount you will be liable for this amount together with any costs that we may incur in re-assistancing same.
  • Failure to adhere to the above may result in your future claims being rejected.   


Matters that are excluded from assistance:

We will not provide assistance if you are charged with any of the below crimes: 

  • Treason
  • Child Pornography 
  • Child abuse and/or Neglect 
  • Assault with Intention to Do Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Robbery (Armed or with aggravating circumstances)
  • Dealing in Drugs 
  • Murder or attempted murder
  • Rape 
  • Subversion 
  • Sabotage 
  • The crime of which you are charged with is classified as one contemplated in Part II or Part III of Schedule 2 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977; 
  • Where the charge is outside of RSA
  • Any other matter not listed under supported incidents above
  • The amount of bail exceeds the maximum assistance amount of R 3,000.
  • Where the amount of bail exceeds R3000 and you are unable to pay the difference. 
  • Where you previously had a claim and you did not comply with conditions set for you and we were unable to re-assistance the bail money.