Bail Laws in South Australia


We all know that the presumption of innocence is a fundamental principle of our legal system.  So of course, South Australian bail laws in most circumstances, provide a presumption in favour of bail.  The Bail Act 1985 (SA) provides that bail authority should release an applicant on bail, except under certain circumstances where the bail authority considers that the applicant should not be released on bail.   Of course, if an applicant fulfils the categories which provide for a presumption against bail, or fulfils the certain circumstances set out in the Act, they will not be granted bail.  It is important to know that it is up to the prosecution to argue why bail should not be granted.

Being arrested and released on bail is more common than you think.  If you know someone that has not yet been released on bail, or you need to vary the conditions of their bail for a short period due to work or other circumstances, please contact our office and speak to one of our experienced practitioners today:

  • Call us on 08 8362 5269
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