Bail Application in a Show Cause Position – Granted

This is a case study on a bail application involving an accused in a show cause position.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was in a show cause position as he allegedly committed further indictable offences whilst on two counts of bail. He also had a significant prior history including a failure to comply with a community based order and a breach of suspended sentence. The further charges included three thefts (of trailer) totalling more than $6,000, going equipped to steal, and unlicensed driving.

The police opposed bail on the ground that the accused was continuing to offend to fund his alleged drug habit.

What happened at court?
We arranged for the accused to be assessed for the Court Integrated Services Program (CISP), which provides supports for accused if granted bail. We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

What was the result?
Our client was duly granted bail with the condition that he complies with the directions of CISP. This was a good result because the accused was in a show cause position, had a significant prior history, and he was allowed to be linked in with support services through CISP so that he could begin to deal with his drug addiction.

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 25/02/2013