Attempted Robbery – Without Conviction Good Behaviour Bond
HS had committed a series of serious offences some of which fell to be heard in the Broadmeadows Children’s Court, some in the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court. The offences included an attempted robbery of a shop and assaults on a train. He failed to attend Court and warrants were issued for his arrest. He was arrested and Josh Taaffe applied for bail on his behalf. HS was bailed to live with his step-father with Youth Justice to supervise his bail.
Overall, the charges filed against HS were:
- Attempted Robbery
- Criminal Damage
- Recklessly Causing Injury
- Unlicensed Driving
Sentencing was deferred for several months while HS engaged with Youth Justice and received assistance from youth connection who enrolled him in a TAFE course in construction. HS was assessed for disability services and tested for an acquired brain injury believed to have resulted from a suicide attempt. At the time of the offending HS had been living out of home, drinking heavily and always offended when in the company of his then associates.
His life had stabilised considerably by the time he came to be sentenced. He had almost finished the TAFE course and looked forward to beginning work. On all of the various charges he was placed without conviction on a 12 month good behaviour bond with a special condition that he continue to work with youth connections and the agency assigned to assist him with issues arising from his brain injury.
HS received a good behaviour bond without conviction. This excellent result was able to be achieved by linking HS in with various support services which allowed him to stabilise his life.
As an instructing solicitor Josh has specialised in handling complex matters, such as murder and terrorism trials, including State and Commonwealth Supreme Court trials. Josh is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.
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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