Failure to Surrender Law and Legal Definition

Failure to surrender is a crime where a person who has been released on bail as part of criminal proceedings fails without reasonable cause to surrender to custody.

The elements of this offence are:

• The person was sentenced to a term of imprisonment;

• The person was ordered to surrender for service of the sentence on a certain date;

• The person knew of the order to surrender; and

• The person intentionally failed to surrender as ordered.