A significant change to the Bail Act was assented to on 27 June 2022 that will affect all criminal law practitioners and individuals facing serious criminal charges.

The new amendment saw the introduction of s22B of the Bail Act 2013 (NSW), which provides that where an accused has either been found guilty or entered a plea of guilty and will be sentenced to full time imprisonment, the court must refuse bail unless there are special or exceptional circumstances.

This means there is now a tougher presumption against bail where an individual who is already on bail pleads guilty or is found guilty following trial and a detention application is made post plea/conviction.

View our web page to learn more about changes to the Bail Act.

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