Bail Applications

There are a number of options for bail to be obtained in Queensland.

Bail is a promise or undertaking that you give to the Court that you will attend Court on the date stated in your bail undertaking and that you will comply with any further conditions of your release.

If you are arrested, charged and placed in the watchouse the Police officer may grant you watchouse bail. Once you sign the bail undertaking the Police will release you.

If the Police do not grant you watchouse bail or if the police issue you with a notice to appear you will need to apply for bail at the time of your Court proceedings.

Once you are placed on bail you will be entitled to remain in the community until your next Court appearance.

At the time of your next Court appearance it is likely that your bail will be enlarged to the next Court appearance.

If you apply for bail and your bail is refused there are limited circumstances in which you will then be able to apply for bail. Firstly, if there is a change in your circumstances you may be eligible to reapply for bail before the Magistrate.

Demonstrating a change in circumstances to the Court can be very difficult.

Alternatively, you are entitled to make a Supreme Court Bail Application. This bail application is heard by a Supreme Court judge as an application to the Court.

A number of supporting documents are required to be provided to the Judge in support of an application.

Solicitors at Robertson O’Gorman have experience in many types of Supreme Court Bail Applications including both complicated applications and more straightforward ones. Call us today on 3034 0000.