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If you make an unsuccessful bail application, the current bail laws make it extremely difficult to have a second bail application unless you go to the Supreme Court. Don't blow your chance of bail - talk to one of our accredited criminal law specialists.
Nyman Gibson Stewart’s team of criminal defence lawyers and accredited specialists in criminal law have a depth of experience and confidence in dealing with bail applications whether they are in the Local Court, District Court or Supreme Court.
Normally, but not always, the refusal of bail of an accused person occurs at the police station where they are charged. The next step is that the person is taken before the nearest Court where they can make a bail application.
Police do not always keep gentleman’s hours. Arrests frequently occur outside business hours or on weekends.
We offer 24 hour service 7 days a week and can be contacted at any time on 1300NOTGUILTY or 9264 8884 to arrange representation at a bail application – even on weekends.
The laws have changed over the years to make it increasingly difficult to obtain bail for certain offences – mainly serious drug offences, offences of violence including sexual offences, murder and robbery.. It is also more difficult to get bail for a person who has certain entries on their criminal record, repeat ‘offenders’ (eventhough they are only accused at this point in time!), and persons who were on a bond or bail at the time of the alleged offence.
A person of limited financial means, or without strong community ties, without a job, friends or family might find that they have difficulty in getting bail.
We can advise the accused person or their family about the legislative criteria for bail to be granted; whether a surety might be required; about reporting to a police station; the sorts of conditions that might be imposed and generally the requirements the Court will need to be satisfied of before bail can be granted.
If you suspect that you might not be granted bail, or that your friend or relative has been arrested and might not get bail, you should make immediate contact with our office and speak with one of our criminal defence lawyers.
We handle bail applications where a person has missed out on bail in the Local Court or District Court by taking the matter to the Supreme Court for a Supreme Court bail application. Our specialists are often called upon to take over matters where inexperienced people have botched bail applications.
The loss of liberty for any person is devastating. Obtaining fast, accurate advice as well as forceful and confident representation is essential. Ideally, a family member or friend should make their way to court for a bail application as they will often have information that will help our team do the best job for the person in custody with a view to having them released in the quickest possible time.