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Our client was contacted by his friend, who explained to him that he was, attacked at a party earlier that evening and his property was taken from him. Police alleged that our client planned to meet at the residence of the attacker, armed with a broken bottle to confront them and retrieve his friends property.
Police further allege that our client had entered the backyard of the residence and entered the house through the unlocked door and began shouting throughout the house, making threats asking for the attacker to come out. It was at this stage that the family were woken up by the shouting and confronted the intruders, at this time an altercation took place between the co-accused and a resident of the house who was slashed with a knife.
After exiting the home, our client in a fit of frustration punched the window of a car parked outside the house, it was then that the family of the household called police to the residence.
Our client was arrested and conveyed back to Riverstone Police Station and charged.
Our client was charged with two offences:
- Aggravated enter dwelling-house under section 111(2) of the Crimes Act 1900. This offence carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.
- Destroy or Damage Property under $2000 under section 195 (1)(a) of the Crimes Act 1900. This offence carries a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment.
Due to the seriousness of the charges our client was refused bail at Riverstone Police station and then later refused bail at Mt Druitt Local Court. He contacted Oxford Lawyers and retained Mr Zemarai Khatiz, Principal Solicitor and Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. Mr Khatiz applied for bail at the Supreme Court of NSW and made strong submissions to the Court. Mr Khatiz proposed a number of bail conditions that eased the bail concerns the Court may have had. Ultimately Mr Khatiz successfully persuaded the Judge to release our client on bail.
Although, our client was still facing very serious charges and the potential of facing jail time for a considerable amount of time. Nevertheless, thanks to Mr Khatiz’s thorough preparation and compelling submissions to the Court, His Honour determined that our client would best serve their punishment under an Intensive Corrections Order meaning that they would not have to serve a term of imprisonment.
Our client could not be happier with this outcome and was extremely grateful for the level of dedication by Mr Khatiz and the staff at Oxford Lawyers.