Supreme Court of Tasmania
No. 1 of 2012
27 January 2012
The following Practice Direction is published by direction of the Chief Justice, the Honourable Justice Crawford.
BAIL LETTERS UNDER BAIL ACT 1994, S7(3A) – NEED FOR DEFENCE COUNSEL TO APPEAR
- When a person admitted to bail to appear in the Criminal Court is advised in writing by a Crown Law Officer under the Bail Act 1994, s7(3A), that his or her attendance is not required on a particular date, counsel for that person is not required to appear on that date.
- Nevertheless, the hearing of the matter will be called on and the presiding judge will formally adjourn the hearing to the date and time advised by Crown counsel, being the date and time that was advised to the person by the Crown Law Officer under s7(3A).