|221||Title:||CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||9L||Heading:||Offence of failing to surrender to custody as shall have been appointed||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) A person admitted to bail who, without reasonable cause, fails to surrender to custody as shall have been appointed by a court, commits an offence.
(2) A person admitted to bail who, having reasonable cause therefor, has failed to surrender to custody at such time as shall have been appointed by a court, fails to so surrender as soon after that time as is reasonably practicable, commits an offence.
(3) Any person who commits an offence under subsection (1) or (2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $75000 and to imprisonment for 6 months, and on conviction upon indictment to a fine of any amount and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(4) Where an offence under subsection (1) or (2) is alleged to have been committed, a court, in the exercise of jurisdiction under this section, may deal with an accused person summarily without a jury and may deal with the case without a charge having been transferred under Part IV of the Magistrates Ordinance (Cap 227) or the case having been committed for trial under Part III of that Ordinance.