Bail granted for Client Charged with Assault causing Grievous Bodily Harm

Bail granted for Client Charged with Assault causing Grievous Bodily Harm

Police alleged that our client and his friends were at a petrol station, when a verbal argument broke out between the group and the victim. The argument became heated and resulted in a car chase that concluded with the victim’s car colliding with a street sign.

Police further alleged that the victim was pulled out of the driver’s seat and an altercation occurred between our client’s group and the victim. Police further asserted that our client allegedly king hit the victim causing him to fall to the ground and being kicked in the head whilst he was on the ground. Witnesses’ saw the group leaving the scene. Police were soon called to the scene.

The police investigated the matter for 5 months and then arrested our client at his home. He was taken to Penrith Police Station.

Our client was charged with Recklessly cause Grievous Bodily Harm in company under Section 35(1) of the Crimes Act 1900. This offence carries a maximum of 14 years imprisonment. He was also charged with Assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company under Section 59(2) of the Crimes Act 1900 which has a maximum penalty of 7 years imprisonment. He was bail refused from the police station and bail refused at court.

Our client then contacted Oxford Lawyers and was referred to Mr Zemarai Khatiz Principal Solicitor and Accredited Criminal Law Specialist to make a further bail application at Penrith Local Court. The Bail Act states if a person is refused bail in the local court then they are required to apply for bail at the Supreme Court. The only other way for applying for bail in the local court is if you can show a change of circumstances of if you were unrepresented in the first occasion. The problem for our client’s case was that he was represented on the first occasion. Mr Khatiz represented our client before Penrith Local Court and made submissions to show a change in circumstances and the magistrate agreed with Mr Khatiz’s submissions in relation to the change in circumstances and also agreed to grant bail to our client.

 It was very unlikely that our client would receive bail considering the seriousness of the alleged charges. He was very grateful to Oxford Lawyers and commended the professionalism displayed by Mr Khatiz who succeeded in justifying his release.

If you want to reach the best resolution, you’ll want Oxford Lawyers on the job. For immediate assistance, please contact Mr Zemarai Khatiz and the Oxford Lawyers team.

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