Category: Bail Applications

Lady Justice

If You’re Refused Bail, You’re Likely to Get a Harsher Sentence


The NSW adult prisoner population seems to have stabilised in recent times, after a half decade of dramatic increase, which saw the under 10,000 inmates of 2013 rise to a peak of 13,651 detainees in May last year. And this steady increase in prison numbers has been attributed to both sentenced prisoners and those on …
Central Local Courthouse

Accused Murderer Granted Bail


Former high school teacher Lynette Dawson disappeared in 1982, just two weeks before her daughter was due to commence kindergarten. The mother-of-two was last seen at the Bayview home shared with her husband, Chris Dawson. Mrs Dawson’s body has never been found. Mr Dawson has consistently and vehemently denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance. …
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Slams Salim Mehajer


Former Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer was sentenced in June 2018 by Her Honour Magistrate Shurr in Downing Centre Local Court to spend a full term of 21 months in prison, with a minimum term of 11 months. The sentence was for 77 counts of electoral fraud stemming from a 2012 NSW Government election, when …
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Sydney Offices and Home of Criminal Lawyer Raided by Police


It has been reported that homicide detectives executed a search warrant at around 2pm today on the Castlereagh Street, Sydney offices of criminal defence lawyer Ali Abbas in relation to last year’s shooting death of 15-year old Brayden Dillon. Investigators from Strike Force Wongala seized a number of boxes of materials from the fourth floor …
Central Local Court

‘Naked Bikie’ Granted Bail Over Allegations of Possessing Child Abuse Material


Police have charged one of Australia’s most notorious biker club members with possessing child abuse material, after detectives allegedly found explicit images on his hard drive. It has been reported that 41-year old Erkan Keskin’s computer was seized along with a mobile phone and prohibited drugs as part of Strike Force Estop investigations into the …
Bail and a gavel

What Happens if you Breach your Bail Conditions in NSW?


Bail is a promise to appear before the court to answer your criminal charge, and comply with any conditions imposed at the time of a grant of bail. It means you will be released from custody pending your next court date. The Bail Act 2013 sets out the rules relating to bail in NSW. Like its …
Central local court

Bail Assessment Officer Program Fails to Make an Impact


NSW continues to be the greatest incarcerator out of all Australian jurisdictions. Figures released recently by the Australian Bureau of Statics reveal that 13,228 inmates were incarcerated in our state in September last year, while Queensland came in at second place with 8,458 people behind bars. While the NSW prison population has steadied over the last …
Sydney Criminal Lawyers team

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®


Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter such as drug possession, drink driving or common assault, or accused of something as serious …
Bourke Street tragedy

Bail Laws to be Toughened in Wake of Bourke Street Tragedy


As Australia mourns the victims of a senseless tragedy, the Victorian government has vowed to make the state ‘safer’. In the wake of last Friday’s Bourke Street tragedy which killed five people including a three-month-old baby boy and a 10-year-old girl, and left 30 people seriously injured, details are emerging about the life of alleged …
Court in Sydney

Refused Supreme Court Bail? You May Have Another Chance.


Being refused bail and remanded into custody can be a traumatic and difficult experience, especially over the holiday season. For those who are facing serious criminal charges, delays in the court system can mean they spend over a year in custody awaiting the finalisation of their cases. In many instances, charges will ultimately be withdrawn …