Bail Case Studies

Real bail cases. Real results.

As bail lawyers, we have represented a number of clients charged with bail charges.

If you have been charged with bail offences and need advice or representation, call 03 9670 5111 or fill out the form to the right of this page to contact one of our experienced lawyers.

Read our latest bail case studies

This is a case study on a bail application for traffic and drug charges. What is alleged to have occured? The police charged our client with Driving Disqualified and several other drug offences. The allegations were that our client was trafficking 12 kilograms of cannabis and was in possession of …
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This is a case study on a bail application for multiple counts of Theft as well as a charge of Handle Stolen Goods. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was charged with numerous counts of Theft whilst on a Community Corrections Order for the same type of offence …
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This is a case study on a bail application for Arson whilst on CCO for similar offences. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was on a Community Correction Order for Arson charges when it was alleged that he had committed further offences. The new offending resulted in further …
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This is a case study on showing exceptional circumstances in a contested bail application. The Bail Act was amended in 2018. A significant consequence of the amendments is that bail is much more difficult to achieve for a person accused of committing certain offences whilst already on bail for other …
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This is a case study on bail variation in a child pornography case, specifically to allow child contact. What is alleged to have occured? Our client was arrested and a search warrant was executed at his home on the same day. Australian Federal Police (AFP) were looking for child pornography …
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Applying For Bail

If you are charged by Police with a criminal offence, the police may at first instance release you on bail in your own undertaking, that is a promise that you will attend Court on the return date.

If Police oppose bail, you must be taken to Court on the next working day where you can elect to make a bail application. If you make a bail application you will either be required to demonstrate to the bail decision maker that ‘exceptional circumstances’ or ‘compelling reasons’ exist and that your remand is not justified.

What Are Your Options if Bail is Refused?

If you are denied bail at first instance, you may make another application provided that you can satisfy the Court that new facts and circumstances exists. Some examples of new facts and circumstances may include:

  • Stable accommodation;
  • A surety;
  • Employment;
  • Support structures such as acceptance into a rehabilitation clinic.

You may also appeal the bail decision maker’s decision to refuse bail in the County or Supreme Courts of Victoria.

Bail Offences – What Are Your Obligations While on Bail?

If you are released from custody on bail, you must abide by all of the conditions of your bail. If you don’t, you may be charged with a bail offence, such as contravening a condition of bail under section 30A of the Bail Act 1977 and your bail may be revoked.

If you are found guilty of contravening a condition of your bail, you may be sentenced to up to 3 months in gaol or receive a fine of up to $4,751.10.

It also a criminal offence to commit an indictable offence whilst on bail under section 30B of the Bail Act 1977 and your bail may be revoked.

If you are found guilty of committing an indictable offence whilst on bail, you may be sentenced to up to 3 months in gaol or receive a fine of up to $4,751.10.

Bail Offences in Victoria

Doogue + George are experienced bail lawyers. If you have been charged with a bail offence, we may be able to contact the informant and organise for you to be re-bailed. We will explore all your options. Call 03 9670 5111 or fill out the form to the right of this page to meet with one of our lawyers.