Have you been charged with the Offence of Contravening Certain Conduct Conditions of your bail?
If so, there are some questions you should consider that may be useful in developing a defence to your charge.
Can the prosecution establish all elements of the offence? Were you aware of the conditions of your bail? Can you establish a reasonable excuse for contravening a condition of your bail?
It is highly recommended that you engage a specialist in criminal law to help you with your defence. For more information on the charge, please read below.
Section 30A of the Bail Act 1977.
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant was subject to a bail agreement; and
The defendant breached a condition of that bail agreement.
The maximum penalty
30 penalty units or 3 months imprisonment.
Where will my case be heard?
A charge of the Offence to Contravene Certain Conduct Conditions will be heard in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court or Supreme Court depending on the progress of the case.
What to do next?
You should consider contacting an experienced criminal lawyer immediately to begin preparing the best possible defence on your behalf. Call us, and speak with an expert in criminal law today.
Section 30A Offence to contravene certain conduct conditions
Subject to subsection (2), an accused on bail in respect of whom any conduct condition is imposed must not, without reasonable excuse, contravene any conduct condition imposed on him or her.
Penalty: 30 penalty units or 3 months imprisonment.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to contravention of a conduct condition requiring the accused to attend and participate in bail support services.