Bail Protect
Golden Rewards - Bail Protection

BAIL PROTECT



Relief - Recoveries -Assistance

The Problem

With the police now able to arrest anyone with outstanding traffic fines or traffic offences, the number of people in South Africa who can be arrested and be granted bail for relatively minor traffic offences is increasing. Added to this, the reported cases of unlawful arrest and arrests using unnecessary force are also increasing. The states of our jails are scary to say the least, so the thought of spending any time behind bars is terrifying for anyone. Bail is a legal right, but the problem is that many people are unaware of this right or how to access it.

Our Solution

We have an innovative service for our beneficiaries providing assistance in posting bail following arrest for a minor crime. This service assists in exercising your legal right, however, the transgressor still faces the full extent of the law for whatever it is alleged that he/she has done.

Our solution is simple and very effective:

  • Relief - You have peace of mind that we are available 24/7 to post bail on your behalf and thereby ensure that you don’t have to spend unnecessary time behind bars.
  • Recoveries - You don’t have to worry about having funds available or being able to access them as we’ll post bail of up to R3, 000 on your behalf.
  • Legal Assistance - Comprehensive legal advice and guidance by our qualified lawyers regarding your arrest and right to obtain bail.

What do we Offer:

The Bail Protect membership provides assistance in posting bail following arrest for a minor crime. This service assists in exercising your legal right to bail. In addition, Bail Protect undertakes to do all administrative management of the bail from start to finish.

For the duration of the claim, you receive:

  • 24/7 365 days a year call centre support if you are arrested and require bail.
  • Comprehensive Legal advice on your rights regarding your arrest and bail.
  • Assistance by contacting the police officer on duty to verify the arrest and bail details.
  • Contact with your family to advise them of bail assistance.
  • Assistance on your behalf where we ensure that we report to the relevant police station to post your bail.
  • After bail follow up and assistance.
 
You will be covered in typical cases like:

  • Road traffic offences such as neglecting to pay speeding fines
  • Failure to appear in court to defend such traffic offences (contempt of court)
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol
  • Common assault
  • Shoplifting or theft where the amount is less than R 2 500
  • Fraud where the value involved does not exceed R 2 500
  • Illicit possession of dagga where the amount does not exceed 115 grams
  • Drinking in public
  • Public disturbance

Who is entitled to Claim:

  • Any Bail Protect member, provided the membership fees are paid and up to date

How do you claim with us?

Contact the Call Centre and give the particulars of your case. Your membership details will be verified and you will be given a case number.

  • We will contact the officer on duty to verify the arrest and bail details;
  • We will SMS you to verify that an agent will be dispatched to post bail;
  • We will contact your spouse/partner to advise of bail assistance;
  • We will ensure that our agent reports to the relevant police station within 4 hours of receiving bail assistance request;
  • We will obtain the original bail receipt from the police official;
  • We will contact you one day after your 1st court appearance to determine the outcome;
  • We will continue to follow up with you until your matter is finalized in court
  • Our lawyers will advise you on any issue regarding your arrest and bail

Terms and Conditions

  • The maximum amount of bail per incident is R3 000. No assistance is available for bail in excess of this amount.
  • If bail is granted, you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions (delivery of the receipt and bail and legal costs will be owed to Bail Protect if the member does not appear at court at the allotted time and date).
  • The bail will only be paid directly to the courts or government body via cash to the police departments or via attorney trust accounts to the relevant courts.
  • The receipt for the bail payment must be given to the service administrator or its appointed agents or posted by registered mail within 24 hours of payment of bail, failing which a penalty of R500 will apply.
  • If you do not appear at court on your appointed date, or if you appear but Bail Protect cannot recover the bail loan for whatever reason, you will be liable to pay the service provider the amount of the bail plus any legal costs incurred.
 
 
Limits of Service

No bail assistance will be provided where:

  • The amount of bail exceeds R 3,000
  • The crime of which the member is accused is classified as one of the following:
  • Assault with Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Murder or Attempted murder
  • Rape
  • Child abuse
  • Child pornography
  • Dealing in drugs
  • Armed robbery or robbery with aggravating circumstances
  • Treason, sabotage or subversion
  • The crime of which the member is accused is classified as one contemplated in Part II or Part III of Schedule 2 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977;
  • the Issuing Authority is outside the Republic of South Africa;
  • the Issuing Authority is anyone other than an authorized police official as contemplated in Section 59 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977
  • the member’s fees have not been paid a claim has previously been paid under this Agreement where the member did not supply the Administrator with the receipt for the bail within 24 hours of the payment being lodged with the Issuing Authority and/or where the member did not appear in court as per the bail conditions.
 


 


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