Ennes Marcellus, Criminal Lawyer
Ennes Marcellus completed a double bachelor’s degree in law and commerce at Deakin University in 2015. After completing his articles and admission as an Australian lawyer in 2016, he worked at another busy criminal law firm before commencing at Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers in 2022.
Ennes has only ever intended to practise as a criminal lawyer. His passion for the work is evident in his engaging and personable approach to clients and colleagues and his enormous satisfaction from achieving exceptional outcomes. Ennes is grateful for the connections and value the work adds to his life.
Ennes comes to Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers with a wealth of experience in criminal law, traffic law and intervention order matters, including appearing in Mentions, Contest mentions, Contested hearings, Bail applications, Committal Mentions, Intervention Order Hearings / Mentions and Appeals in the County Court. Ennes has had experience handling virtually all aspects of criminal law.
Ennes is a confident, diligent and experienced criminal law advocate. If you need legal assistance, get in touch with Ennes today.
Ennes’s recent case outcomes:
1. Therapeutic only CCO for multiple dishonesty offences
Our client was charged with numerous dishonesty offences occurring over 4 days. These offences occurred only 1 month after being released from a 7 month prison sentence for prior dishonesty offences. Since committing the offences, our client commenced voluntary work for charities, abstained from drugs and attended counselling with a psychologist.
Following case conferencing with the prosecution, our client pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a therapeutic-only community corrections order.
2. Burglary and theft charges withdrawn
Ennes represented our client, who was charged with burglary and theft at an address where our client resided. The residence owner alleged that our client and a co-accused stole her purse and money. The complainant’s statement was at issue, and CCTV footage could not identify our client. Following negotiations, the prosecution withdrew all charges.
3. Good behaviour bond for complicit robbery and intentionally causing serious injury charges
Our client was charged with complicity to robbery and intentionally causing serious injury. Our client was 18 at the time of the offending conduct in which he, together with friends, set up a homosexual man on Tinder to meet in a park, ambushed him, beat him and took his wallet.
Our client pleaded guilty. Ennes made extensive submissions in mitigation, including that our client had no control over the actions of his friends, did not intend for the conduct to get out of control and that he had since stopped engaging with these friends of influence. Our client was sentenced to a good behaviour bond for 12 months.
4. Release with time served and CCO for several family violence offences
Our client had committed several family violence offences against his former partner, including verbal abuse and threatening to burn his partner’s house down during an argument. Our client had already served 3 months in custody intermittently for intervention order breaches. The sentencing Magistrate imposed 6 months imprisonment and a community corrections order (CCO). Ennes immediately appealed the sentence, and our client committed to engaging with services and full-time work. Our client was released on appeal with time already served and continued the CCO.
5. Diversion granted for charges against a 19 year old for sexual assault
Ennes represented a client charged for an alleged sexual assault of a 19-year-old. Our client was especially concerned about the implications of a criminal record and likely dismissal from pre-med studies at Melbourne University.
Evidence of the complainant’s behaviour after the incident was inconsistent with the allegation and, at contest mention, the prosecution agreed to accept diversion. The Magistrate agreed to diversion, and our client received no disclosable criminal record.