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Supreme Court bail following multiple robberies

Our client contacted our office after being remanded in custody for over 5 months on an armed robbery arising out of a home invasion, as well as dangerous driving of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of motor vehicle and multiple other attempted robberies.


His previous lawyer was funded by Legal Aid and had not made an application for Supreme Court bail on his behalf.


We were instructed to apply for Supreme Court bail for him. He had 9 pages of criminal history accumulated over 4 years due to a significant drug addiction. He had multiple entries for property offences on his history. We secured a residential rehabilitation facility for our client and applied for bail.


The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions opposed bail due to the risk of his committing further offences, and that he was an unacceptable risk is a danger to the safety and welfare of the community generally. We argued that very strict conditions could be imposed to reduce the risks associated with bail, such that he could show why his detention in custody was not justified and he should be granted bail.


The alleged armed robbery was very serious and involved our client carrying a handgun during a home invasion whilst in company with another person. We argued that our client's role was limited and that the other co-offender was the principal offender who threatened the complainant and demanded money.


Following argument, the Court decided to grant bail to our client on these very serious charges. The maximum penalty for these offences is life imprisonment.


Contact our office today if someone you know needs assistance with applying for bail on 0403 846 238.

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