If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offence, you may be eligible for bail while awaiting trial. Bail refers to the release of a person from custody on the condition that they return to court for their trial.
To apply for bail, you or your legal representative can make an application to the court. The court will consider a range of factors, including the seriousness of the offence, your criminal history, your ties to the community, and any risk of reoffending or absconding.
If the court grants you bail, you will need to comply with the conditions set out by the court, such as reporting to a police station, staying within a certain area, or surrendering your passport.
It is important to note that if you breach your bail conditions, you may be arrested and returned to custody.
Geelong Legal can provide legal advice and representation for individuals seeking bail, including preparing and presenting bail applications to the court, advocating for the appropriate conditions of bail, and representing clients in bail hearings.
Our Geelong criminal lawyers can also provide guidance on the bail process, your legal rights, and the potential outcomes of your case.
Remember, seeking legal advice early in the process can increase your chances of a successful bail application and can ultimately impact the outcome of your case.