In November 2021, our client was charged with various offences, including attempting to possess 1 kilogram of methylamphetamine with intent to supply, contrary to section 6(1)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA). The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.
Our client was granted conditional bail. However, several months after his release, he was charged with committing two further drug supply offences whilst on bail. This meant that he was a “Schedule 2 offender” for the purposes of the Bail Act 1982 (WA) and he was therefore required to show “exceptional circumstances” in order to be granted bail again.
On 2 December 2022, our criminal solicitors represented the man at his release application before the Perth Magistrates Court. We tendered material that ameliorated the Court’s concerns regarding the risk of flight and the commission of further offences, in addition to demonstrating his legitimate need to be at liberty.
After a challenging application, the Court granted conditional bail to our client.