Bail is the conditional release of a person accused of a crime, for an amount, pledged for the appearance of the accused when the same is due in court. The person paying the money acts as the surety. Getting bail is one of the rights of the accused in a civil case while it is the discretion of the bail granting authority in a criminal case.
Accused can get bail for a non- bailable offence. Bail can be obtained from Sessions Court or High Court, depending upon seriousness of the offence the accused is charged with and discretion of court. Bail is a rule, jail is exception.