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.


If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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