QLD Bail Breach - Police Response Legal?

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2 October 2014
Hi ,

Ok, I am on bail and required to report on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Last Friday, I did not report as I was unable to right

Well Monday morning next when I went to the police station to report, I was arrested for breaching my bail conditions as I failed to report the previous Friday. I stated I was ill and was not able to attend. This was not good enough and my bail was revoked and I was taken into custody!

I was handcuffed and thrown in a divy van and my possessions including my mobile phone was taken from me as standard procedure. On the journey, I observed the officer going through my phone checking emails, text, etc., certainly without my consent, and at destination the officer stated he saw a text saying I was interstate the previous weekend and that my phone would be confiscated for evidence!

OK, is this legal since he had no search warrant, etc. to access my phone and/or confiscate it? Almost everyone says 'DID HE HAVE A WARRANT'?

Any advice would be great thanks.

Amanda E

Well-Known Member
9 April 2014
Hi @roddor
Which State or Territory are you located in?

Tim W

LawTap Verified
28 April 2014
Constable Friendly does not need a warrant in these circumstances.
If you were ill then you should provide a medical certificate to the court when your breach of bail matter comes up.