Bail Conditions Relating To Treatment & Rehabilitation
If you have been found guilty of an offence the Court may still grant bail and adjourn your matter under s 11 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act for an extended period of time to assess your prospects of rehabilitation, or give you an opportunity to show that you will not re-offend. It is a very useful and important opportunity to show the Court that a more lenient sentencing option is warranted.
The Court may grant bail on conditions including that:
- You be assessed for participation in an intervention, treatment or rehabilitation program
- You participate in an intervention or treatment program and comply with any plan arising out of the program
Experience has shown that a full time custodial sentence is often avoided entirely upon successful completion of a section 11 adjournment. It is important that you speak to a lawyer about the programs that are most appropriate to you, attractive to the Court, and that will give you the best outcome when you are ultimately sentenced.