A person can breach their bail in two ways:
- If a person does not turn up at a police station or court at the time they were told to (this can be called failure to surrender). Failing to surrender is a criminal offence.1
- If a person does not obey (follow or keep to) the conditions of their bail, they can be arrested (this can be called breaching bail conditions).
Breaching bail conditions is not a criminal offence but the police or court may change the conditions or decide not to re-grant bail and remand the person into custody.2