County Court breach proceedings

County Court breach proceedings

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

  • a suspended sentence order
  • a community-correction order
  • a probation order

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.