A repeat offender serving a jail term for intimidating a witness in an attempted murder case blames his father for turning him to crime.
Bailey Lloyd, also known as Bailey Evans, is appealing an eight-month prison term.
He recently argued the week he has spent locked up following his arrest has turned things around.
He has asked a magistrate for one last chance, with the magistrate questioning just how many last chances he needs.
The 21-year-old posted a man's statement on Facebook, with details of where his partner lives, after a shooting in Wodonga in 2018 in which Jordan Bourke fired a gun near Dusty Lyons' head.
A man who made a witness statement was the victim of Lloyd's threats, instantly causing him fear.
He asked magistrate Peter Dunn on Thursday to release him while he appeals his sentence.
"You just don't seem to be able to stay out of trouble Mr Lloyd," Mr Dunn said.
"How can I have any confidence?
Lloyd, whose brothers and fathers are in jail, said he wasn't sure how exactly he could reassure the magistrate, but said "I can reassure you".
"Your honour I just want one last chance," he said.
"How many last chances have you had Mr Lloyd?" Mr Dunn asked, to which he replied "too many".
"I'm just saying you've got to pull up," Mr Dunn said.
"This justice system is very simple.
"You keep going into jail for longer and longer until you pull up, and eventually everyone stops or dies in jail."
His bail application will return on Monday.
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