Assault, Public Order, and Other Charges – Bail Granted

knife-stab-cause-injuryOur client was charged with intentionally causing serious injury in relation to an alleged stabbing. He was 18 years old and has relevant priors for violence.

The matter is listed for trial in 5 months time and despite being a young person, because he was already 18 years old, he cannot be remanded to a juvenile facility. He was therefore remanded in adult custody awaiting his trial.

Overall, the charges he faced were:

  • Intentionally Cause Serious Injury
  • Recklessly Cause Serious Injury
  • Affray
  • Criminal Damage

We represented the client at the Melbourne County Court.

Bail was obtained despite the informant giving evidence asserting that our client was an unacceptable risk of failing to appear, of committing further offences, and of interfering with witnesses.

We were able to arrange for Youth Justice to assess our client for a supervised bail program and for his grandmother to give evidence about his ability to live with her away from previous negative peers, and to provide the court with numerous certificates about his recent lack of drug use and completion of certified programs whilst in custody to assist with relapse prevention.

Our client was granted bail despite strenuous opposition and the seriousness of offences albeit with strict conditions. He can now live with his grandparent whilst he prepares for his trial rather than being in adult custody.


DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013