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Have You Received a Bail Undertaking?

If you have been arrested and released on Bail by the Police, we can help.

What is a Bail Undertaking?

Normally a Bail Undertaking form is a pink sheet of paper given to an accused person by the Police (on occasion it is white). Rather than keeping a person in custody to appear before a court the Police will charge and release a person to appear at court at a later date. Ordinarily three or four weeks later. The person gives a signed “undertaking” that they will attend at court on the date and time indicated on the form.

You MUST attend court. A failure to appear at the Bail Undertaking Hearing will likely lead to a Warrant being granted for the person’s arrest.

The Bail Undertaking form will give a person’s personal details, a brief summary of the charge they will face and the date they are to attend court.

Do I need a Solicitor to attend court with me?

Yes, it is important you receive legal advice as soon as possible. You will be asked to plead Guilty or Not Guilty at the Bail Undertaking Hearing. Our Solicitors represent accused persons at Bail Undertakings on a daily basis. An appointment can take place at one of our offices or an arrangement can be made to meet an accused person at court on the day of the Bail Undertaking Hearing. The involvement of a Solicitor at an early stage can often allow discussions with the Procurator Fiscal regarding the charges. Often the charges can be negotiated and on some occasions the Procurator Fiscal can decide that no further action is necessary.

Will I get Legal Aid?

Legal Aid is widely available in relation to Bail Undertaking Hearings. It is likely that you will qualify for Legal Aid however this will depend upon your income. Different types of Legal Aid is available whether you decide to plead Guilty or Not Guilty. Our solicitors can complete paperwork with you at the first meeting. It is helpful if you can bring along a recent wage slip, benefits letter or bank statement. You should remember that weekly outgoings are taken into account when calculations are made regarding Legal Aid. Our Solicitors will work with you to assist in relation to your application.

What if I am refused Legal Aid or my earnings are too high?

We are more than happy to agree a private fee with any client in the event Legal Aid is not available. We will often agree a fixed fee or a suitable payment agreement. Fees can often be paid monthly by direct debit or standing order. Fees can be paid by credit/debit card.

Is initial advice always Free?

Yes, we offer a 20 minute initial consultation free of charge. This is a chance to ask one of our Solicitors any questions you have and to decide how to progress the case.

Can we assist with cases outwith Glasgow?

Yes, we are happy to accept instructions for Bail Undertakings throughout Scotland. We regularly appear in courts in Glasgow, Paisley, Ayr, Airdrie, Hamilton, Stirling, Falkirk, Livingston, Perth, Kilmarnock, Edinburgh and elsewhere.

Why choose GLP Crime?

We have been defending accused persons in criminal courts throughout Scotland since 1985. We have a dedicated criminal law and road traffic defence department. We work daily with Procurator Fiscals, Sheriffs, Magistrates and clerks of court to get the best possible outcomes for our clients. We pride ourselves on being professional and approachable. Your first meeting will be with one of our experienced criminal solicitors.

Legal Aid Solicitors Glasgow

We are members of The Law Society of Scotland and are registered to provide Legal Aid by The Scottish Legal Aid Board. Legal Aid may be available in many cases.

24 Hour Help

We understand that being accused of a crime is a stressful experience. That’s why we provide 24 hour assistance for emergencies and effective representation should you require to appear before any court.

Call or visit us to discuss your case. We have offices in Baillieston, Cambuslang, Muirhead, and Glasgow City Centre.

Criminal Defence Lawyers Glasgow

Contact Us Now - It’s never too soon to get in touch. Call us today on 0141 552 9193 or use our online enquiry form. Our solicitors will deal with your enquiry in the strictest of confidence