In some cases, police officers – either an officer in charge or the manager of a watch house – has the power to grant bail prior to an offender appearing in court. This is called watch house bail and you will need to make a formal application before a court.
In some cases, you will need to make an application before the court for bail. This is when police are opposing your bail. When we make an application for bail on your behalf, we will advise the court of all of the information that is relevant to your matter such as the weakness in the police case against you and your personal details such as your ties to the community your property and finances, employment, family, and residency information. We will stand up and represent you in court so that you do not have to go through this process alone.
Should your application for bail before a Magistrate be unsuccessful, we can also assist you in making a new application before the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Bail
Applying for bail in the Supreme Court requires significantly more preparation than in a Magistrates Court. In order to apply for bail before the supreme Court it is necessary to lodge an application and draft, file and serve supporting Affidavits. Our team of lawyers will draft this material on your behalf so that you and your matter is presented to the Court in the most beneficial way.