A crook with a history covering everything from domestic violence to assault and drug offences reckons he’s the odd one out compared with his new prison mates.
“I’m totally out of my league in here,” Brett William Dyball told Albury Local Court on Monday.
“I’m just overwhelmed by the whole situation. I don’t know what to do to be honest.”
Dyball is locked-up in Junee jail because he tried to sell the line to a magistrate that he was a cleanskin, to get another mate out on bail.
But the 53-year-old’s decision to perjure himself ultimately landed him behind bars, handed a six-month jail term a week ago after pleading guilty.
He reckons though the penalty handed down by magistrate Rodney Brender – he actually perjured himself in front of previous magistrate Tony Murray – is way too harsh.
On August 28 he submitted a severity appeal, which will be decided before the District Court.
In the meantime, Dyball wants to be out of the clink.
“I’ll probably seek counsel, which I’ll pay for,” Dyball said, via a video link to Junee jail, of his decision to get a private lawyer to argue his case. Dyball said he saw no reason why he simply couldn’t be freed on the same bail conditions as before, having met reporting conditions to Albury police of five days then later, three days a week.
But Mr Brender said he would only have given consideration to bail if Dyball had to wait several months for an appeal hearing
It would be listed though, as a priority, on the next District Court sittings in Albury set to begin in three weeks’ time.
“I’m not going to grant bail. I have to take the view that (my sentence) was not excessive.”
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