Get Help with Bail Applications; Hire a Criminal Lawyer from Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors


If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, one of your priorities should be to hire a criminal lawyer. The sooner you start preparing your case and building a defence with the help of a legal professional, the better your chances will be of beating your charge. However, in some cases, your lawyer may need to help you first with another matter: that of bail.

What You Need to Know about Bail

When you are arrested for a crime, you will likely be detained in a jail or watch house for at least a short period. In some cases, you will be granted bail immediately, which means you’ll be permitted to go free, so long as you promise to return to Court at a nominated time and date. Bail is a form of collateral used by the courts to ensure that suspects/defendants will appear for court proceedings related to their criminal charge. Sometimes, bail requires that a surety be paid in the form of money or a promise of money against a house or other significant investment. The bail money is typically discharged (given back) once the defendant has satisfied all requirements for court appearances. Sureties are discharged whether the defendant is found guilty or not. If a defendant fails to appear in court, or flees in an attempt to escape punishment for a crime, the money will be forfeited to the court.

Occasionally, police will not grant bail for a suspect or defendant. In these cases, the defendant must make a bail application and submit it at the time of his or her court appearance. Working with a bail lawyer is the best way to ensure that a bail application will be successful. Even if the bail application is rejected by the court, there may be options that you can explore with your bail lawyer for applying again. For instance, you can make a bail application to the Supreme Court, a body that has the power to overrule the decision of lower courts. You can also argue that a change in your personal circumstances makes it more important for you to be granted bail and permitted to re-join the community in between court proceedings.

Hire Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors as Your Bail Lawyer

If you are looking to hire a criminal lawyer with experience in bail matters, Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors can help. Our law firm has been operating since 1976, and we have handled all manner of criminal cases. We have seen cases where bail was granted immediately, without question. We have also seen cases where clients were repeatedly denied bail, for one reason or another. We can help you navigate the confusing process of applying for bail, whether you are applying for the first time, appealing based on a change of circumstances or seeking to have your bail application heard by a Supreme Court judge.

If you are facing criminal charges, being granted bail can make a huge difference in that process. Having the freedom to continue working and earning an income, to spend time with your family and to meet regularly with your lawyer can minimise the financial and personal costs of fighting a charge. At Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors, we will do everything in our power to help you secure bail. Contact us today to learn more.