The Polish legislator implemented various forms of securing the course of proceedings against obstruction or escape of suspects. Unfortunately, the most frequently used and at the same time the most severe is pre-trial detention. It is used too mechanically and instrumentally. Particularly, in a situation where non-custodial preventive measures, including the bail, may prove effective.
After police supervision and the ban on leaving the country, it is the third most frequently used non-custodial preventive measure. This is indicated by data presented by the National Public Prosecutor’s Office.