Bail Application for Further Offending – Successful
Our client was remanded over further offending which, if proven, would place him in breach of a two-month suspended sentence that he had received for making threats to kill and recklessly causing injury.
He was facing further charges of:
The new offending had also occurred during a period in which sentence had been deferred to allow the client to engage with a behavioural change program. In addition to the new remand brief, the client had five outstanding matters before the court, all of which made very similar allegations of unprovoked assaults.
We acted in behalf of the client at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court to apply for bail.
The application was successful. In addition to the issues mentioned above, the client was in a show cause position because he had allegedly committed further offences whilst on bail. We showed cause by demonstrating that the evidence supporting the alleged new offending was weak and that the client’s detention would cause severe financial hardship on him and his family.
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 01/06/2015