Bail Application – Multiple Counts of Theft

This is a case study on a bail application for multiple counts of Theft as well as a charge of Handle Stolen Goods.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was charged with numerous counts of Theft whilst on a Community Corrections Order for the same type of offence. The police made an application to remand the client in custody.

What happened at court?
The matter proceeded by way of a bail application for multiple counts of Theft at the Sunshine Magistrates Court and we acted on the client’s behalf.

With assistance from our connections throughout the court, we were able to arrange a Court Integrated Services Program (CISP) assessment for the client at very short notice. This assisted the client in the application for bail.

It must be noted that the client was in the category known as ‘exceptional circumstances’ which is the same category as people charged with offences like Murder. The client was therefore in a very difficult position and was facing a very real risk of being remanded in custody.

What was the result?
With help from CISP and through our advocacy skills, the client was released from custody and the bail application for multiple counts of Theft was granted on very strict conditions.

Elements of Theft:
  • The accused appropriated property belonging to another.
  • The accused did so with the intention of permanently depriving the other of the property.
  • The accused acted dishonestly.
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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 30/10/2019