Facts – Break and Enter DPP vs SB
SB had been charged by NSW police for committing a specially aggravated break and enter. The offence carries a maximum penalty of 25 years jail. A standard-non parole period of 7 years is applicable to this offence. The Crown case against SB was that he broke into a house with another person and inflicted violence upon that person whilst ransacking the house for money and drugs. SB’s fingerprints were found at the scene. SB applied in the Local Court for bail and was refused. A Supreme Court bail application was lodged.
After giving evidence in the Supreme Court about his background and preparedness to do drug and alcohol rehabilitation, the Supreme Court granted SB bail on strict conditions. The conditions included that he attend a drug rehabilitation centre and that he would report to police by telephone on a regular basis.