Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
Generally the police may use any pretence to get a person to attend a police station.
As for bail, prior history for similar offences won't necessarily preclude your friend from obtaining bail but it certainly won't help (edited due to typo!).
Disregarding particularly serious and violent crimes (murder etc), previous history of a person whilst on bail will be a significant factor in deciding whether bail will be granted. If all previous bail conditions have been met (appearing in court, adhering to reporting conditions, not reoffending whilst on bail etc) there is an increased chance of bail being granted. If however their previous bail history is not good, bail will be very difficult to obtain.
Of course there are other factors such as the level of violence (if any) in committing the alleged offence which are taken into consideration but bail may still be possible at the Local Court level as long as a careful application is presented and not one which is rushed when trying to get a person out of custody ASAP.
mmm_donuts 2009-04-30 15:52:17
If your friend is innocent then the chances of getting bail from supreme court is high. You have to just talk to one of the experienced criminal or DUI defense lawyer who will be working for you at every step of the way.