How Do I Apply For Supreme Court Bail?

A Supreme Court bail application takes longer and is more formal than a Local Court bail application. If your bail application is refused in the Local Court you have recourse to the Supreme Court.

It begins in the same fashion as a Local Court with a bail application being lodged with the Court Registry and served upon the Prosecution. Anybody putting up a surety should be served with the relevant material as well.

The upside of a Supreme Court bail application is that the presiding Judge will hear the matter afresh.

To have the matter listed, we will lodge:

  1. Supreme Court bail form
  2. Written submissions and proposed bail conditions (arguments and conditions if released on bail for the accused person)
  3. All supporting evidence, including affidavit, reports, character reference letters
  4. Consent letter from surety who is willing to put up a bail bond or security as a bail condition.

The Supreme Court will first list the bail application for a first date called a call over. If the bail application is compliant, a hearing date will be set.

If Supreme Court Judge is satisfied at hearing that with both tests- show cause test and unacceptable risk test – are satisfied, you will regain your liberty.

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  • Where your conduct was necessary to prevent serious injury or danger (necessity)
  • Where someone threatened or coerced you into committing fraud (duress)

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