An arrested person can apply for bail at the police station before the expiration of the 48 hour period & before the first appearance in court. Police bail is granted by a police official of the rank of inspector & above & is for minor offences such as:

  • Common assault
  • Criminal defamation
  • Reckless or negligent driving
  • Drunken driving
  • Possession of a small amount of dagga
  • Theft with a value of less than R2,500.00