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.
|AVAILABLE 24/7 TO POST BAIL ON YOUR BEHALF
|FULL LEGAL & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
|ASSISTANCE TO EXERCISE YOUR LEGAL RIGHT
|UP TO R3000 BAIL ASSISTANCE
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- 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
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:
- 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
- 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.