In the matter of s18A the Bail Act 1977 (Vic) and In the matter of an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] against an Order granting Bail to Molinaro, Francesco [2017] VSC 624

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

In the matter of s18A the Bail Act 1977 (Vic) and In the matter of an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] against an Order granting Bail to Molinaro, Francesco

Judgment Date: 
11 October 2017
Catchwords: 

CRIMINAL LAW - Bail - Director's appeal against magistrate's grant of bail - Respondent charged with 35 offences relating to possession and trafficking drug of dependence, trafficking commercial quantity of drug of dependence, weapons charges and driving whilst disqualified - Whether grant of bail 'reasonably open' to magistrate - Error to have granted bail - Appeal allowed - Order granting bail set aside - Fresh application for bail on new material refused - Circumstances not exceptional - Respondent unacceptable risk of committing further offences while on bail - Bail Act 1977 s18A.

Citation: 
[2017] VSC 624