A Queensland judge has put a legal bid to have a bikie's bail revoked on hold because of comments made by Premier Campbell Newman.
Supreme Court Judge George Fryberg was considering an application by the Director of Public Prosecutions to review a magistrate's bail decision this month.
He was concerned Mr Newman's comments that judges should start acting according to community expectations would erode public confidence in any decision made.
"In my judgment, further proceedings in the application should be stayed until further orders," he told the Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday.
In a written decision, Justice Fryberg said he was satisfied the premier had said that he was concerned about recent court decisions granting bail to alleged bikie members, as was reported.
The judge said he was also satisfied that any reasonable member of the community would conclude the premier was referring to the alleged bikie at the centre of the application, among others.
Jarrod Brown is the alleged Bandido member who was granted bail on October 18, a day after new laws designed to keep bikies in jail were passed.
"I am further satisfied that a reasonable member of the community would infer from the terms of the premier's statements that he wished the courts to refuse to grant Mr Brown bail," Justice Fryberg wrote.
The judge added that if the application went ahead it was possible Brown's bail would be revoked.
"There is to my mind a very real risk that members of the public would perceive a result in favour of the Crown as having been influenced by the premier's statements," he wrote.
He said the independence of the judiciary would be damaged and the integrity of the court affected.
Justice Fryberg said there were a number of circumstances in which the stay of proceedings could be lifted while preserving the court's integrity, but did not elaborate.
However, he said he accepted Brown's barrister's argument that a stay should be granted until the Crown calls evidence to support its case.
Justice Fryberg first adjourned the application on Wednesday to seek clarification of the premier's comments.
The Director of Public Prosecution's barrister Todd Fuller refused to clarify the comments on Thursday and the judge retired until later on Thursday afternoon, when he delivered his decision.According to the judgment, Brown has been charged with drugs and ammunition possession, possessing drug paraphernalia and obstructing police.