Bail Granted for Client charged with stealing $55,000 worth of Mobile Phones

Bail Granted for Client charged with stealing $55,000 worth of Mobile Phones

Our client was in Chatswood shopping centre with two friends and it was alleged that he entered a phone store and placed 33 iPhone’s into a bag while the store manager was in the back room. Further allegations were made that our client pushed the store manager in the chest before he ran out of the store with the iPhone’s which were over $55,000 in value. Our client then proceeded to leave the shopping centre.

The police apprehended our client on a later date, where he was taken to Mount Druitt Police Station and charged with the following offences:

Larceny – Section 117 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which states that: ‘Whosoever commits larceny, or any indictable offence this Act made punishable like larceny, shall, except in the cases hereinafter otherwise provided for, be liable to imprisonment for five years.’

Common Assault – Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which states that: ‘Whosoever assaults any person, although not occasioning actual bodily harm, shall be liable to imprisonment for two years.’

Participation in Criminal Groups – Section 93T(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which states that: ‘A person who participates in a criminal group is guilty of an offence if the person knows, or ought reasonably to know, that his or her participation in that group contributes to the occurrence of any criminal activity.’ Such a person shall be liable for imprisonment for five years.

As our client was already on bail for another matter, he was required to show cause as to why he should not remain in custody until his Hearing date. He contacted Oxford Lawyers and retained Principal Solicitor and Accredited Criminal Law Specialist Mr Zemarai Khatiz, who met with him at the police station and then appeared for him at Parramatta Local Court. Mr Khatiz persuaded the Magistrate that the client had demonstrated cause and that the proposed bail conditions alleviated any risk. The Magistrate granted bail under conditions.

This was an excellent result considering the seriousness of the charges against our client. Our client was very pleased with the result as it meant he was able to remain in the community with his family.

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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