Bail Application – Arson Whilst on CCO for Similar Offences

This is a case study on a bail application for Arson whilst on CCO for similar offences.
Our client was on a Community Correction Order for Arson charges when it was alleged that he had committed further offences. The new offending resulted in further 5 counts of Arson and Commit Indictable Offence Whilst on Bail.

The client was in the category of bail known as compelling reasons. The prosecution alleged that he was at an unacceptable risk of committing further offences on bail and of endangering the safety of the public.
 
The client was represented by Alex Turner at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court for a bail application.

In order to best prepare for the bail application, Alex thoroughly prepared the relevant files and conferenced with the client on a number of occasions. Whilst in court, Alex was able to persuade the magistrate determining the application that the client ought to be assessed for the Court Integrated Services Program (CISP) program. Alex was able to call upon his connections to arrange an urgent assessment.
 
Following a favourable assessment, the court granted the client’s bail application for Arson whilst on CCO for similar offences. This was an excellent outcome as the charges were exceptionally serious and would ordinarily not see someone granted bail.
 
Elements of Arson:

  • The accused destroyed or damaged property.
  • The property belonged to another.
  • The accused intended to destroy or damage property.
  • The damage or destruction occurred by fire.
  • The accused intended to damage or destroy the property by fire.
  • The accused intended to damage or destroy the property by fire.
  • The accused did not have a lawful excuse for his or her actions.

Alex TurnerAlex Turner

Alex was admitted to practice in 2016 and has since been practising exclusively in criminal defence law. He is an experienced solicitor advocate who handles criminal cases at any Victorian court.

Alex ensures that his clients understand the law that applies to their circumstances. He helps them make sound decisions geared to achieving the best possible result in court.

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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 28/10/2019