Bail Granted for Client charged with Wielding Knife in Public Place and Affray

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Police alleged our client was involved in an incident in front of Parramatta Shopping Centre where his car, carrying three of his friends was attacked by another group of men.

Police further allege that our client jumped out of the driver’s seat holding a knife and using a slashing motion, lunged at one of the other group member’s chest and neck area.

Both groups continue to brawl for over two minutes in the busy street, stopping traffic, until our client is said to have driven off with his friends.

A few days after the Police attended his home and he was arrested and conveyed back to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was charged.

Our client was charged with:

  1. Use or possession of weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence under Section 33 B (1) (a) of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment.
  2. Wielding a knife in a public place under Section 11E(1)(a) of the Summary Offences Act 1988 which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment or a fine of $5500.
  3. Affray under Section 93C(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.
  4. Negligent Driving not occasioning death or grievous bodily harm under Section 117(1)(c) of the Road Transport Act 2013 which carries a maximum penalty of a $1100 fine.
  5. Armed with intent to commit an indictable offence under Section 114(1)(a) of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 7 years imprisonment.
  6. Use (attempt/threaten) possess offensive weapon in company with intent to commit an indictable offence under Section 33B(2) of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment
  7. Driver not disclose identity if driver or passenger as required under Section 15(2) of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 which carries a maximum penalty of 12 months imprisonment or a fine of $5500

The likelihood of our client receiving bail was relatively low considering the extremely serious nature of the offence and the fact that the incident was captured on CCTV. Mr Zemarai Khatiz, Principal Solicitor and Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, appeared at the Supreme Court of NSW for bail. The Court was persuaded to grant bail under strict conditions.

Our client was extremely happy with the result, as it meant he was released from custody and able to return back home and prepare for his charges

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.

Call us on 0478 821 38324 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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