Guideline 11 – Supreme and County Court breach proceedings

Guideline 11 – Supreme and County Court breach proceedings

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will generally make a grant of legal assistance to a person for proceedings in the Supreme Court or County Court for breach of the following orders:

  • a community-correction order
  • a community-based order
  • intensive corrections order
  • suspended sentences
  • an order under the Serious Offenders Act 2018.

Documentary requirements

Applications under this guideline are normally only within the simplified grants assessment process.

Lawyers seeking a grant of legal assistance via the simplified grants assessment process should submit the application via ATLAS, only after ensuring that the following documents are retained on file unless they are requested by VLA for assessment:

  • copies of the charge or charges
  • the lawyer’s assessment of the likely penalty
  • relevant proof of means.