November 8, 2013

Bail for importing prohibited drugs: DPP v AL

DOWNING CENTRE DISTRICT COURT, SYDNEY

Facts: 

AL was on bail for charges of importing prohibited drugs. The bail undertaking required AL to report to a police station 3 times per week between 8am and 8pm. AL had recently obtained full-time employment which required him to travel extensively throughout metropolitan Sydney and often finish working into the evening. This made compliance with the reporting requirements difficult.

Outcome:

A letter from AL’s employer outlining the requirements of AL’s new job and the difficulties this presented for reporting was tendered to the District Court Judge on the bail variation. A letter of support from AL’s bail surety was also tendered. The DPP opposed the bail variation. The Judge varied the bail condition so that AL was required to report one day per week (on Sundays).

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