Our 23 year old client from Broken Hill was charged with domestic violence offences after his ex partner attended the police station and made a complaint against our client. He was granted bail at this time.
A few days later, further and more serious complaints were made against our client by his ex partner. This then resulted in further serious charges of sexual assault without consent and others. He was then bail refused by police and when he applied for bail on his own, the local Court refused bail. Our client was on remand in custody.
Upon contacting CDLA, our senior associate Tayla Regan stepped in and quickly made a Supreme Court bail application. After thoroughly preparing for the bail application, our Tayla made persuasive submissions to the Judge as to why our client should be granted bail while the prosecution opposed bail.
Thanks to our Tayla’s quick thinking and thorough preparation and knowledge of the case, multiple deficiencies and weaknesses in the police case were pointed out. This included the timing of the further allegations against the back drop of our client having no criminal history. The court was also informed of the significant delay of 13 weeks without any piece of evidence served on our client.
In the result, the Supreme Court agreed with our Tayla and granted bail with bail conditions to our client who is now in a better position to be able to defend the serious allegations.