Bail Applications


The bail application lawyers you can trust to set you free

Being denied bail when facing a charge can be hard and cause serious interference with your life. We understand the need to act urgently on bail applications, even on weekends.

The initial decision to refuse bail will be up to Police but then considered by a Court on the first mention date. The Court assesses whether there are any bail concerns that amount to unacceptable risks (i.e. risks to society of specific people) which can or cannot be addressed through appropriate bail conditions. 

At first instance, this also depends on the seriousness of the charge you face and whether it is a show cause offence for which the presumption to grant bail is overturned and has to be established by you.

Applying for bail in these circumstances is difficult — being unprepared can result in failure. When an application fails in the Local Court, the only recourse is another application in the Supreme Court. This often comes with a long waiting time so it is important to get it right the first time around.

At Green & Associates Solicitors, we’re addicted to winning or achieving the best plea deal possible (depending on the case and your specific instructions). No matter the offence, our bail application lawyers will do everything in our power to see you released and back in society.

With more than 20 years experience with bail applications and criminal law, we are confident we can assist you in the quickest, cheapest and most impressive way possible. Contact our team of bail lawyers in Potts Point, Sydney, for a free 15-minute consultation. Here, we will determine the best course of action moving forward.

Why choose our bail application lawyers?

Green & Associates was founded in Potts Point, Sydney, in 2014 and our team has more than 20 years combined experience. During this time, we have worked on more than 1,000 cases and achieved an impressive 95% success rate.


We believe everyone has the right to a second chance and we go above and beyond to help them achieve that chance. We are here for the local underdog and we have the knowledge, skill and experience to achieve the results you need.

Our team of bail lawyers have worked on high profile bail applications — even taking cases as far as the High Court. No matter the offence, we will approach your case with the utmost professionalism and commitment to alleviate your anxiety and achieve the desired result. 

Plus, we have close connections with some of the best criminal barristers in Sydney ranging from junior counsel through to senior counsel, and we are well respected by local judicial officers, prosecutors, Police and other officials.

We leverage these relationships to ensure no stone if left unturned and you have the best prospects for your bail application.

Our Team

Our team is made up of talented criminal appeals lawyers, paralegals and business professionals, all with a laser focus on getting the results you desire.

Dominic Green — Principal Solicitor — Dominic founded Green & Associates Solicitors in 2014 after years of tutelage under some of the most well-respected solicitors and barristers in NSW. He has completed a vast amount of work in dispute resolution as well as transactional and advisory services. He has worked on many complex, high-profile cases alongside some of the most talented legal minds in Australia.

Dominic Green

William Martyr — Associate Solicitor — William is a knowledgeable criminal lawyer with experience in a wide variety of subject areas. He is no stranger to the court room and approaches every situation with an analytical eye in order to achieve the best outcomes for all our clients.

Lily Douglas — Associate Solicitor — Lily is a gifted solicitor who previously worked at an international commercial law firm and the Environmental Defenders Office. She has a gift for applying the law to different situations in a practical and commercial manner.

Anthony Kuschert — Paralegal — Anthony is a quick thinker and has a gift for simplifying and solving even the most complex legal issues. Previously, Anthony applied these valuable skills for dispute resolution (internal and external) at the Westpac Banking Corporation.

Anthony Kuschert

Ivy Green — Debt Collection & Security — Since joining the firm in 2021, Ivy has become an integral part of the team. She is responsible for debt collection, office security and the mental wellness of both staff and clients.

No matter who is assigned to your case, you can rest assured knowing your bail application is in good hands. 

Working with Green & Associates Solicitors

We know how stressful it can be to be denied bail. With this in mind, our bail application lawyers are sensitive to your needs and will act fast to ensure you are free as soon as possible. 

Our process is exceptionally simple to ensure we can organise your bail application in a timely manner. 

You will talk directly to one of our experienced bail application lawyers who will provide some perspective on where you stand and how to proceed with your case.

We will provide a cost estimate for you to consider before we move forward with your case. We will always act on your instructions and best interests with informed consent rather than running up large legal bills. 

Once we have received your approval to commence, we will organise to meet you in person or via phone. We will provide expert recommendations and advice and ensure you are well informed every step of the way to freedom.

Book a free consultation with our bail lawyers in Sydney today.

FAQs about bail applications

Being charged and jailed for a criminal offence can not only be stressful but confusing, too. Our team of bail application lawyers have extensive experience in this area and will ensure you are well educated and informed throughout the bail process. Learn more about bail applications below or contact us for more information. Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • The court will need to consider whether you need to show cause i.e. showing them why locking you up is not justified. The court can take various different elements into account here including what you have been charged with — serious offences involving sex, violence or firearms will have to show cause.

    If you were already on bail or parole and you were charged with a new offence, you will have to show cause.

    If you have to show cause, it can be more difficult to get bail and if you cannot show cause, you will be refused bail. However, with Green & Associates on your side, a successful bail application is far more likely.

Once you have shown cause, the court will also need to consider four bail concerns:

1. Will you attend court when required?

2. Will you commit another serious offence on bail?

3. Will you endanger anyone in the community?

4. Will you interfere with witnesses or evidence?

If the court is not concerned about any of these conditions, they must give you bail. However, they have the right to impose bail conditions to address any possible concerns about your release.

  • You fail to attend court and/or breach your bail conditions, you can be arrested and brought back to the court. If this occurs, you may not be allowed bail again.

    Whether or not you are arrested is up to the police. If the breach was small (example: you were a few minutes late to report), you may just be given a warning.

You will be on bail until it is changed by the court or your court case finishes.

  • If you are refused bail, you can apply to the Supreme Court to give you bail. You can only apply for bail more than once if:

  • You have new information to tell the court about why you should get bail

  • You were not represented by a lawyer the first time you applied for bail

  • There has been a change of circumstances

  • You are under 18 years old and the last bail application was made on your first appearance for the offence.
  • You, the prosecution and, in domestic violence cases, the victim of the alleged violence can all ask the court to change your bail conditions. The victim cannot ask for your bail to be entirely taken away unless they have the support of the prosecution.


The victim or prosecution will usually only ask for your bail to be changed if something has happened that has caused a problem/alarm.

If you have been complying with your bail and there have been no problems, the court is unlikely to make your bail stricter.

You might also be able to change your bail to reduce reporting to the police if you have been reporting reliably and punctually since your last court date, if you need to go away for a few days for a funeral, or if you are moving away. 

Our bail lawyers can achieve the results you need

Contact our team of bail application lawyers for a free 15-minute consultation today. We will be in touch to discuss the finer details of your case and determine what we can do to help achieve bail.