Successful outcome for client charged with Public Order offence, Break and Enter
In a recent case, O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors secured a successful outcome for their client GG*, who was charged with multiple offences related to an aggravated break and enter. GG was ultimately released without further bail conditions. Here’s how our lawyers achieved this outcome.
GG had allegedly broken into a home multiple times before the incident in question, when he entered the home in the early hours of the morning while the occupant was sleeping. The occupant saw GG run from the bathroom to the lounge room, holding some type of bat above his head, and heard a loud smashing sound of glass breaking. GG was later located by police on unrelated matters, and charged with three offences related to the break and enter.
GG was charged with:
- enter building with intent to commit indictable offence,
- aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence,
- and enter prescribed premises without lawful excuse.
GG was refused bail.
O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully defended GG in court.
The charge for aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence was already withdrawn by police and the remaining two charges for enter building with intent to commit indictable offence, and enter prescribed premises without lawful exercise, were listed for defended hearing.
Despite the occupant not attending court, we opposed the police’s application for an adjournment of the hearing, and Her Honour agreed. As a result, the police withdrew the charges, and the remaining charges were dismissed by the court. GG, who had been in custody, was released without further bail conditions.
If you or someone you know is facing charges related to a break and enter, contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors for experienced and effective legal representation.