Bail Application for Family Violence Charges

This is a case study on bail application for family violence charges.
Our client has no priors but was remanded due to being an unacceptable risk of re-offending. He had 5 briefs for breaching intervention orders and stalking. He had previously run a bail application with a different firm but was unfortunately denied. We returned and asked the court to reconsider bailing him, particularly at the time when he was able to secure a stable address and undertake the court services program.
Hester Kelly represented the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.

The bail application commenced in late January 2017 however on one occasion the client was not brought to court. On another occasion the Magistrate who was part heard in the matter was not at court.
The charges involved were:

It was on the fourth day of the bail application that we finally got bail.

The client should have been granted bail in the first place so this was an excellent result for a bail application for family violence. The offending that he was charged with would not warrant a jail term. The client and his family were extremely happy with the outcome.

Hester KellyHester Kelly

Hester is based at our Melbourne office and was admitted to practice in 2014. She previously worked as an Associate to Judge Howard in the County Court of Victoria and was also a solicitor advocate at another Melbourne criminal law firm before becoming a member of Doogue + George.

Hester graduated with First Class Honours in Law in 2012 from Monash University, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws. She completed two internships at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and has volunteered with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.

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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 22/06/2017