Bail Applications

If you’re looking for expert bail application lawyers, Perth’s Smiddy-Brown is your trusted choice.

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With Smiddy-Brown Legal, your case is our priority. We have the experience and dedication. Please feel contact us for a complimentary 15 minute consultation.

With Smiddy-Brown Legal, your case is our priority.

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Understanding Bail in Law

If you are an accused person remanded in custody before the date of your hearing, you may be able to apply for bail. This means that you may be released until you are required to attend court for your trial. Conditions will likely be imposed upon you during this time, and it is absolutely vital that you understand and adhere to them at all times. Our bail lawyers are highly experienced and will do everything possible to ensure you have a thorough understanding of your rights, options, and bail conditions. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

What if Bail is Refused?

If an application for bail is made, and is unsuccessful, the proceedings will generally be adjourned to allow parties to prepare their cases and have the necessary paperwork ready for either summary proceedings or committal proceedings. There is an option for a subsequent bail application to be made, however, there are certain conditions that must be met so it is critical that a bail application is thoroughly prepared and presented properly the first time. To speak to expert bail lawyers, Perth locals should get in touch with us today.

When Will a Court Grant Bail?

Upon hearing a bail application, Magistrates Court will either grant or refuse bail. Whether or not a person will receive bail depends on a number of facts. The court will look at: 

• The seriousness of the charge(s).

• The likely sentence, if convicted.

• The strength of the case.

• criminal record.

• The risk of reoffending.

• Whether there have been any previous breached of bail.

• The delay to trial.

• Whether a person is likely to interfere with witnesses.

• Whether any conditions can be put in place to alleviate any concerns the court or the prosecution may have.

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Trust Us for Professional Legal Advice

If you, a family member, or a friend has been remanded in custody or where there is an application for revocation of bail, the criminal lawyers at Smiddy-Brown Legal can help. In WA, bail laws are complex and applying for bail requires careful and thorough preparation. Our team is are vastly experienced representing clients in all jurisdictions; we will guide you through the process and explain what is required in preparation for your application. We can also help with expert advice relating to wills & estate planning, restraining orders, and many other legal issues. Reach out to us today to discuss your specific legal needs.

Meet Our Team

Meet our team of dedicated legal professionals, each bringing unique expertise and a commitment to providing unparalleled service and support to our clients.

Carolyn Smiddy-Brown

Director, Solicitor and Barrister


Robert Jamieson

Solicitor and Barrister

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We have the experience and expertise to represent you through all the legal processes,
procedures and technicalities to protect your legal rights and achieve the best possible
outcome for you.
Call our lawyers on (08) 9468 3645 and relax with confidence knowing that your matter is in good hands.