Bail Application Lawyers Sydney

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Bail Application Proceedings 

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.

Green & Associates Solicitors Experience and Success 

Bail Granted in the Local Court for Show Cause – Wound Person with Intent to Cause GBH

In a complex legal matter, we were able to secure bail for our client who was facing serious charges of wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH). This is a show cause offence, meaning that the burden was on our legal team to demonstrate why our client should be granted bail.

Our client had a prior criminal record, which ordinarily would make obtaining bail considerably challenging. However, we were able to present compelling evidence of unique medical circumstances that justified the grant of bail. These circumstances were such that our client’s health and well-being would be severely compromised if they were to remain in custody pending trial.

With strong legal arguments and persuasive representations, we successfully convinced the court to grant bail to our client. This decision was crucial as it allowed our client to await trial outside of custody, ensuring their access to appropriate medical care while maintaining their presumption of innocence.

Bail Granted in the Local Court for Kidnapping / Damage Property by Explosion

In a highly complex and challenging legal situation, we were able to secure bail for our client who was facing serious charges of kidnapping and damaging property by explosion. These charges carried significant penalties and were compounded by our client’s considerable prior criminal record, which would typically make obtaining bail extremely difficult.

To bolster our case for bail, we tendered comprehensive research on the recovery and rehabilitation process for individuals who had suffered severe burns injuries. This research underlined the importance of our client’s access to specific medical treatments and rehabilitation services that were best suited to their unique circumstances. It was crucial in demonstrating to the court that our client’s well-being and recovery were of paramount concern. 

Our diligent legal work and the compelling evidence we presented allowed us to successfully secure bail for our client. This decision was pivotal in enabling our client to prepare for their trial while accessing the necessary medical care and support tailored to their needs.

In addition to the above, our defence lawyers have obtained bail for a client caught with large commercial quantity of drugs, other commercial quantities of drugs, weapons, firearms in the home, indicia of drug supply, tens of thousands of dollars in cash alleged to be proceeds of crime, and in breach of 2 x intensive correction orders at the time the home was raided;

  • Our defence lawyers have obtained bail for a client charged with dozens of break and enter and stolen goods in custody offences in breach of bail and bonds with an extensive criminal record including prison time;
  • Our solicitors have obtained bail for client on the first Court date charged with several assault Police offences with a prior record of doing so;
  • Our team have obtained bail for a client already awaiting trial for commercial drug supply when charged and refused bail for seven further serious offences; and
  • We have successfully obtained dozens of show cause bail applications in difficult circumstances.

Contact us to book an appointment with our criminal defence lawyers today. The sooner we act, the more compelling and successful our defence will be.

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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 97% 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 bail application lawyers in Sydney

Our team is made up of experienced bail application lawyers with more than 20 years combined experience. Learn more about the team who will be working towards your freedom.

Dominic Green

Principal Solicitor

Specialising in: Litigation & Disputes, Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Property Law and Wills & Estates

Language spoken: English

William Martyr

Senior Associate

Specialising in: Criminal Law

Language spoken: English

Spyridon Augoustinos


Specialising in: Property Law and Wills & Estates

Languages spoken: English, Greek

Anthony Kuschert


Specialising in: Litigation & Disputes, Criminal Law, Commercial Law and Wills & Estates

Language spoken: English

Pamela Katsantonis


Specialising in: Property Law and Disputes & Litigation 

Languages spoken: English, Greek

Rayna Thomas


Specialising in: Litigation & Disputes and Wills & Estates 

Languages spoken: English, Malay

Riva Thapa

Law Clerk


Languages spoken: English

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.

We will complete a free 15-minute consultation. 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 transparent fee quote. 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.

We will meet to discuss your matter further. 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.

Will I get bail?
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.

What happens if I breach my bail conditions?
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.

How long will I be in bail?
You will be on bail until it is changed by the court or your court case finishes.
What if I am refused bail?
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.
Can my bail change?
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.