Our specialist bail lawyers in Melbourne are vastly experienced representing clients in all jurisdictions
- If you are an accused person remanded in custody before the date of your hearing, you may be able to apply for bail, meaning you may be released until you are required to attend court for your trial
- Conditions may be imposed upon you during this time so it is important that you understand the specifications of your bail terms and that you adhere to them at all times
- JDA’s bail lawyers are experienced in bail applications and may be able to help you understand your options and represent you in court
Need immediate advice in regards to a bail application?
Call James Dowsley & Associates 24/7 on (03) 9781 4900
What Is Bail?
If you have been arrested and charged in police custody, and are expecting a court hearing for charges related to why you’re currently in police custody, you can apply to be released on bail.
Bail is when a court allows you to leave their custody on the condition that you show up to court, alternatively you will be left in police custody until your court hearing.
Bail lawyers can help you to get bail by speaking to the right officer or by helping you fill out a bail application.
Our lawyers can assist in getting a person bail by enrolling them in an approved bail support program called CISP (Court Integrated Services Program). If you are found suitable to participate in the CISP program, it will enhance your prospects of obtaining bail.
Reasons For Refusal
Reasons the court may not grant you bail include:
- They believe you are likely to fail to attend court on the set date
- You pose a risk to others if released
- You are likely to commit another offence whilst on bail
- The course of justice may be obstructed, such as witnesses being interfered with
- You have submitted previous convictions bail applications and been denied
- You committed a serious offence for which bail is rarely granted
The seriousness of your offence, any previous convictions, and your personal character may also be considered during consideration of bail.
JDA’s experienced bail lawyers can represent you in court and advocate for your bail rights.
Bail conditions in Victoria that may be placed upon you when bail is granted can include:
- Attending court on the set date for your trial
- Staying away from certain locations
- Surrendering your passport
- Reporting to a police station on a regular basis
- Not consuming alcohol or drugs
- Making a small monetary deposit
The terms of your bail, if granted, will be clearly laid out in a written bond.
The right legal advice and representation at every step of this process can help create the best outcome for your case and aid you in understanding the terms of your bail.
Need Representation in Melbourne for
a Bail Application?
Simply contact JDA Law on (03) 9781 4900 to receive expertised advice 24/7 on bail applications.