If you have been charged with committing an indictable offence on bail, here is some information to know and consider in seeking legal advice with Emma Turnbull Lawyers.
Elements of the offence
Under s 30B of the Bail act 1977 (Vic), for the prosecution to prove the offence of committing an indictable offence on bail, they must show that:
- The person released on bail committed any offence that is indictable under law.
Will I have to go to court?
Charges for committing an indictable offence on bail will usually be heard in the Magistrates’ Court, and will be heard summarily.
Once the case goes to court, it is up to the prosecution to prove the elements of the offence. It is important that you seek expert legal advice in building a defence as the circumstances surrounding the events that led to the charge can assist in a strong defence argument.
The maximum penalty this offence carries is 3 months imprisonment.
What do I do now?
To ensure the best chance of a successful defence, it is important to get in contact with an expert criminal lawyer as soon as possible. At Emma Turnbull Lawyers, we have experienced criminal defence lawyers who can assist you in defending this charge.