> On this same topic, or a similar one, can someone define
> "remand" for me? Thanks. Bob Fuhrel
Speaking for the Republic of Ireland only:
A person can be remanded on bail or in custody. It happens when a person is
charged before a court with a crime but all the evidence has not yet been
collected. They are remanded to 'appear before the court on.....(a future
If they are remanded on bail, they are released on certain conditions. The
conditions are usually in the form of a monetary 'bond' or 'surety' put up
by one or two independent people. The accused may also be required to
report daily or weekly to a police station. If the accused fails to turn up
for trial, the surety is forfieted.
If the accused is remanded in custody, he/she is imprisoned pending the
trial. A few Irish prisons have 'remand wings', which segregate remand from
People are usually remanded on bail but are remanded in custody if the
police can convince the judge that the accused is unlikely to stand trial
(i.e. leave the country), would intimidate or interfere with witnesses or
would be likely to commit another crime.
Hope this helps.