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In the matter of the Bail Act 1977 & in the matter of an application for bail by Williams, Benjamin  VSC 712
Supreme Court of Victoria
In the matter of the Bail Act 1977 & in the matter of an application for bail by Williams, Benjamin
22 November 2022
CRIMINAL LAW - Bail - Alleged armed robbery by 30-year-old applicant of his mother - No relevant criminal history - Compelling reason required to be demonstrated - Court Integrated Services Program support on offer - Respondent conceded it would be open to Court to find a compelling reason - Also conceded that risk posed could be ameliorated by the imposition of strict conditions - Compelling reason made out - Unacceptable risk not established - Bail granted - Bail Act 1977 ss 1B, 3AAA, 4, 4AA, 4A, 4D, 4E, 5AAAA.