During Monday's bail application hearing, Dawson appeared via video link to hear his fate.
The Magistrate noted that Dawson had no previous charges against him and zero criminal history in New South Wales.
But Magistrate Williams also said if Dawson is found guilty, he will be given a 'lengthy custodial sentence'.
Dawson was sensationally arrested two weeks ago, charged with the homicide of his former wife Lynette Dawson.
Lynette vanished without a trace in 1982 and has been the subject of critically acclaimed podcast The Teacher's Pet.