Stritctly UG's friend
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Great White North (no racist)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Rep Power: 222
Total Points: 2,140,326,318,661.69
Any civilised justice system works on the principle that the accused is innocent until proven guilty. This means that in any civilised justice system the only real reason that someone should be denied bail is if there is a significant risk that the accused will flee his trial. It doesn't matter what you're accused of, no matter how heinous the crime, you are assumed innocent.
Somebody who is remanded and then acquitted is usually entitled to compensation because they were deprived of their freedom while innocent. It's quite important.