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What Happens If I Breach Bail in New South Wales?

A Sydney real estate agent was sent to the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre, also known as the MRRC or Silverwater Prison, in March 2023, after being caught drinking alcohol in breach of his bail conditions, which related to having attacked...

How to Deposit Bail Money in New South Wales

The Australian Federal Police arrested Ahmed Talib in Victoria in March 2021, and he was subsequently extradited to Queensland. The then 31-year-old was charged with assisting a foreign fighter arrange to travel to Syria to join a terrorist group. After close...

What is a Criminal Justice Visa in Australia?

A criminal justice visa allows a person who is not an Australian citizen or a valid visa holder and is accused of a crime or otherwise required for the criminal justice process to remain or arrive in the country while...

Supreme Court Bail Applications in New South Wales

A Supreme Court bail application will normally be made after bail has been refused by a police offer after the arrest and charge process, and thereafter by a magistrate in the Local Court, or layer by a judge in the...

Is Being of ‘Good Behaviour’ an Implied Condition of Bail in NSW?

Good behaviour bonds ordered by courts for those who plead guilty to, or are found guilty of, criminal offences in New South Wales will always require that the defendant be of “good behaviour”; in other words, not commit further crimes...

What Will a Court Consider When Determining Bail in NSW?

The man accused of causing the deaths of several passengers after the bus he was driving overturned in the Hunter Valley last Sunday night has been granted strict conditional bail. 58-year old Brett Button from Maitland in the Hunter Region...

Should Jarryd Hayne Be Behind Bars?

Jarryd Hayne is back in custody following the unsuccessful challenge to the prosecution’s application to have him held in custody until his sentencing hearing next month. The New South Wales Supreme Court yesteeday found no grounds for the former NRL...

Jarryd Hayne Refused Bail Under Section 22B of the Bail Act 2013

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been remanded in custody after the prosecution made a successful detention application in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Richard Button agreed with the prosecution that Mr Hayne, who...

Under the NSW Antiprotest Regime, Oppressive Bail Conditions Are the True Punishment

After having been charged under the then recently enacted NSW antiprotest regime last June, ten Blockade Australia activists appeared before NSW Magistrate Christine Haskett at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on 5 April. The extreme antiprotest regime was a Perrottet government response to...

I’ve Been Accused of a Criminal Offence: Will I Get Bail?

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If you’ve been arrested and charged with a criminal offence at a police station, one of your immediate concerns may be whether you’ll be released from custody until your scheduled court date. Those who are charged by way of a...
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