Costs and section 10 for police bungling in affray matter

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Our client gave us instructions to plead not guilty to affray after he was charged following a bar brawl. The police indicated on the day of the hearing that they were not ready to proceed, and were granted an adjournment. We successfully sought our costs for appearing on that occasion. In the interim, the police furnished us with CCTV evidence. On the basis of this, we advised our client to change his plea to guilty, which he did. At the sentencing hearing, our client received a section 10 good behaviour bond and no conviction.