If your bail has been objected to, you ought to be entitled to the presumption of innocence, as well as the presumption of bail. It is often the case that bail is objected to quickly, without proper consideration to the merits of the objection. The extraordinary impact that the deprivation of liberty has on a person should not be forgotten. Often the justification for bail objections is misplaced, if not wrong.
We assist clients who have been arrested and had their bail denied by a Watch House, and are appearing before a Magistrate. We will not allow a Magistrate to make a decision under the Bail Act without first placing appropriate material before them. This includes supporting affidavit material. We approach all of our bail applications as we did as a Barrister, and will not simply make submissions without evidence.
Of course, Magistrates can make the wrong decision, often where an individual has attempted to apply for bail themselves or with a Duty Lawyer without supporting material. We assist clients to show a material change of circumstances and where appropriate, or to make an application to the Supreme Court.