Successful Bail Application for Burglary and Theft

This is a case study on a successful bail application for Burglary and Theft.
Our client had a very long criminal history (25 pages) mostly for burglaries and other dishonesty offences. He had been denied bail by the police who alleged that he had committed a further burglary just a week after he’d been released from prison. The last time our client was sentenced, he received six months immediate imprisonment for burglary.

An application for bail was made and we acted on the client’s behalf at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court. The charges involved were:

  1. Burglary
  2. Theft


Our client’s mother gave evidence. Following submissions, the magistrate accepted that the evidence against our client was not strong and so granted our client bail.

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 12/05/2016