Category: Bail Applications

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

What Happens if you Breach your Bail Conditions in NSW?


By Tayla Regan 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 ...

Bail Assessment Officer Program Fails to Make an Impact


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim 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 ...

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 as ...

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 ...

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 ...

Overcoming the Bail Act’s ‘Show Cause’ Test


The Bail Amendment Bill 2014 introduced important changes to the existing bail regime in New South Wales. Most significantly, the amendments brought-in what are referred to as the ‘show cause’ provisions. The amended bail legislation, through the insertion of Section 16A, requires an applicant charged with certain offences to ‘show cause’ as to why their ...

RIP Presumption of Innocence: Bail Laws Getting Tougher Nationwide


We have written extensively about our state’s tough new bail laws, which have seen the NSW prison population skyrocket, causing overcrowding and associated problems. NSW is not the only state to get tough on bail – similar trends are being experienced by other Australian states and territories, with government’s intent on making it increasingly difficult ...