Police bail

The Police will decide whether or not to grant you bail (this is called Police Bail). Having a criminal lawyer present when you are arrested, or soon afterwards will improve your chances of getting police bail. If you know you are going to be charged it is usually possible to negotiate with Police before you are charged to ensure that you are granted police bail. North Shore Criminal Law has done this many times.

Police bail is usually granted unless the police have good reason to believe that you will not turn up to court or they think you are a danger to the community. If the offence you have been charged with is especially serious, like murder, aggravated assault, burglary, you are less likely to get Police bail.

If the Police decide not to grant you bail, they will hold you in custody until you are brought before a Magistrate who will then make a decision about whether you should be granted bail or not.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence we can advise you on your rights and assist you through the charging process and with any determinations made regarding bail.

If you have been charged with an offence, and need help at the police station or are seeking further information on a Criminal or Traffic legal matter, call North Shore Criminal Law on (02) 9955 2298 or our 24 hour Emergency Service on 0400 44 64 24.