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My friend was arrested and given bail and told to report

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Hello.
My friend was arrested and given bail and told to report back to a police station to collect the charge on a date. He is working abroad and we would like to know if his solicitor can collect the charge for him. (There are no conditions versus going abroad and he has not been asked to surrender passport.)
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 month ago.

No, he cannot.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 month ago.

If he doesn't attend then they will just issue a warrant for her arrest.

He might be able to negotiate with them a different date though if he makes contact. They are not always unreasonable.

But he cannot just fail to answer bail with no consequences I'm afraid.

Jo

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