A person is charged with a crime punishable by a fine or imprisonment for up to 3 months. Can detention be used as a measure of restraint before a case goes to court?
No, detention and bail can be used as a preventive measure against a person when:
1. A person has committed a crime for which the maximum term of imprisonment is more than one year.
2. There are sufficient grounds to believe that a person may hide from the body conducting the criminal proceedings, impede the consideration of the case, commit a crime, avoid criminal liability and serve the sentence imposed on him, as well as interfere with the execution of the court sentence.