A surety is a person who appears in court and promises that the accused will come to court for his/her trial if released on bail.
He/she accepts the responsibility to pay a fixed sum of money to government if the accused does not appear in court when needed.
A surety should be a responsible person in society without a criminal record and above 21 years.
To qualify to be a surety the following documents are needed:
To stop being a surety, the person needs to request before court by word of mouth that they have ceased to be the accused’s surety.
What happens if the accused disobeys the conditions of the bail?
If there is a good reason why the accused couldn’t appear in court. The surety needs to inform court in time about the reasons