Case: Bail Granted For Operation Ironside Accused.
Client is charged with trafficking firearms as part of the Anom encryption app phone sting named Operation Ironside in cooperation with international law enforcement agencies including the FBI. Client was remanded and made an application for bail.
Result/ Bail Granted exceptional circumstances found
BCL lawyers worked with Queens Counsel Dermot Dann and our client’s family in organising a surety, confirming employment and arranging support letters to show his ties to the community. Magistrate found exceptional circumstances acknowledging the delay in court matters due to Covid-19. Prosecutors alleged our client was an unacceptable risk and should remain remanded. However, the magistrate was also satisfied that bail conditions could ameliorate any risk and granted bail.