Bail & Anticipatory Bail

Bail is a legal arrangement that allows a person who has been accused of a crime to be released from jail or police custody while they await trial.

Anticipatory bail, on the other hand, is a provision in the law that allows a person to seek bail in anticipation of being arrested. It is a pre-arrest legal remedy that allows an individual to approach a court for bail if they have reason to believe that they may be arrested for a non-bailable offense in the future. The purpose of anticipatory bail is to provide protection to a person who fears arrest and is seeking relief from possible arrest, harassment or detention by the police.