Successful Bail Applications Despite Over 50 Charges

Our client was fourteen years old. He was initially remanded on 20 February 2014 and we made a successful application for bail on 24 February 2014. Our client was then remanded for further offending on 12 March 2014 and an application for bail was not made at this time as our client’s mother did want him to return home and our client did not want the Department of Human Services to be involved.

In the following weeks, we arranged a number of further support services for our client’s mother and, on 1 April 2014, made a further successful application for bail. However our client was again remanded on 3 April 2014 and we made a further successful application for bail on 9 April 2014.

Our client faces over 50 charges including reckless conduct endangering life as well as over thirty charges of theft of motor vehicles, including Theft of MV, Commit indictable offence whilst on bail, Contravene conditions of bail, and Breach of bail conditions.

We made three successful applications for bail at the Melbourne Children’s Court despite our client facing over 50 charges, including extremely serious charges such as reckless conduct endangering life, in circumstances where he continued to offend.

These results were achieved due to the social supports that we were able to arrange for our client and his mother. We spent a number of hours on the telephone arranging appointments with a number of different social organisations in the hope that they would be able to help.


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