What not to do if you're denied bail in court

WHEN Nicholas Bruce Dooley was denied bail in a weekend court appearance, his outburst towards the sitting magistrate didn't do him any favours.

Appearing in court wearing a watch house-issue white robe, Dooley at first appeared optimistic at the prospect of getting bail.

He'd been taken into custody on Friday after failing to appear in court and being charged with public nuisance after urinating on a tree outside the Tatt's Hotel.

Seeking an adjournment for the matter, duty solicitor Nathan Bouchier told the Toowoomba Magistrates Court Dooley hadn't realised he had to appear before the court on the previous Monday.

Mr Bouchier said his client was employed on a cotton plantation near Pittsworth and if granted bail on Saturday morning, would drive out to work.

He submitted his client would be able to comply with strict conditions if granted bail.

Speaking directly to Dooley, Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck asked if he thought he'd be able to comply with the conditions.

"It will be a struggle but I'll give it a go," Dooley replied from the dock.

But on reading his file, Mr Schemioneck questioned whether Dooley meant it.

Mr Schemioneck said he'd previously cautioned Dooley three times that if he didn't comply with his probation and suspended sentence conditions he would be taken into custody, and denied him bail.

After threatening to find where Mr Schemioneck lived and swearing at the court, Dooley was ushered back to the watch house and in custody where he will remain until his next court appearance on November 22.



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