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Bail Application – Unlicensed Driving and Theft Charges

This is a case study on a bail application for Unlicensed Driving and Theft charges.
Police was refusing bail for our client for reasons that he continues to engage in criminal activities to support his drug habit. He was already on two counts of bail when, allegedly, he committed additional crimes:

  • Unlicensed Driving
  • Theft of Trailer
  • Going Equipped to Steal
This puts our client in a show cause position.

Our client’s court history also includes breach of a Community Corrections Order as well as breach of a Suspended Sentence.
 
We acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the bail application. Prior to this, he had coordinated with the Court Integrated Services Program (CISP) to ensure support for the client once bail is granted.
 
The bail application for Unlicensed Driving and theft charges was successful. The magistrate granted our client bail provided that he complies with CISP instructions for his rehabilitation. This was a good outcome considering the show cause position our client was in and his criminal history. Most importantly, he was given access to community support services that could finally help him 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 20/03/2020