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Man on deal for his release

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June 09, 2018

A MAGISTRATE has promised a man charged with family violence offences he will be released from jail in four weeks.

A MAGISTRATE has promised a man charged with family violence offences he will be released from jail in four weeks.

Ricky Lever, 34, appeared in custody in Echuca Magistrates Court on Wednesday where his defence lawyer Matt Mahady applied for bail.

But due to new bail laws the application was denied due to ‘‘exceptional circumstances’’.

‘‘Due to the accused being on a community corrections order his bail does not meet conditions,’’ magistrate John Bentley said.

He is charged with a range of offences including unlawful assault and a breach of an intervention order.

Mr Mahady told the court Lever had a long history of mental health issues and he wasn’t complying fully with his current CCO.

‘‘The corrections report is not an impressive one,’’ he said.

Mr Bentley denied the bail application but promised Lever he would be released on July 4.

‘‘I am back in Echuca then and I will give you my assurance I will release you on that day if you plead guilty,’’ he said. ‘‘By that time you would have served three months in jail.’’

Mr Bentley also said he would be released on another CCO with therapeutic conditions only.

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