20 Evidence in bail hearing

(1)

In hearing an application for bail a court may receive as evidence any statement, document, information, or matter that it considers relevant, whether or not it would be otherwise admissible in a court of law.

(2)

Despite subsection (1), when considering the matter described in section 8(2)(b),—

(a)

the court may only consider a statement, document, information, or matter that would be admissible in a court of law if made by the appropriate person or given or produced in proper form; but

(b)

for the purpose of the bail hearing, it does not matter whether the evidence—

(i)

is given or produced by the appropriate person or given or produced in sworn or unsworn form; or

(ii)

is otherwise given or produced in a form in which it would be admissible in a court of law.

Section 20(2): substituted, on 19 December 2002, by section 3 of the Bail Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 57).