In the matter of the Bail Act 1977 and In the matter of an Application for Bail by Schembri, Paul [2017] VSC 722

CRIMINAL LAW
Judgment type: 
Supreme Court of Victoria
Judge(s): 
Beach JA
Parties: 

In the matter of the Bail Act 1977 and In the matter of an Application for Bail by Schembri, Paul

Judgment Date: 
29 November 2017
Catchwords: 

CRIMINAL LAW - Bail - Multiple charges - Trafficking a drug of dependence in a quantity not less than a commercial quantity - Charges of trafficking and possessing drugs of dependence, using false documents and dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime - Requirement to show 'exceptional circumstances' - Whether exceptional circumstances made out - Relevance of no prior convictions and first time in custody - Relevance of availability of surety, family support and ties to jurisdiction - Strength of Crown case - Extent of delay - Exceptional circumstances not shown - Bail refused.

Citation: 
[2017] VSC 722