Bail Application, Youth Justice – Successful

Possess MarijuanaOur client had been refused bail and was remanded overnight for armed robbery, robbery, and possession of cannabis. We appeared for him at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and made an application for bail.

The application was successful.

This was a good result because our client was in a show cause position because he had been charged with armed robbery. He was only 18 years old and this was his first time in custody, so we organised for Youth Justice to see him. Youth Justice was able to see him on the day and ended up supporting the application for bail. We made a number of submissions as to why cause had been shown including the accused’s age, strong family support, previous compliance with court orders, the ability of Youth Justice to address his risk factors which included the use of ice, and that the prosecution case was not strong.

His Honour ultimately found that cause had been shown and granted the accused bail on that day.

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