If you have been charged with contravening conduct conditions while on bail, here is some information to know and consider in seeking legal advice with Emma Turnbull Lawyers.
Elements of the offence
Under s 30A of the Bail act 1977 (Vic), for the prosecution to prove the offence, they must show that:
- The person released on bail contravened any certain conduct conditions relating to the bail.
Will I have to go to court?
Charges for contravene conduct conditions 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 that the certain conditions were not adhered to. 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.