Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Blanchardstown District Court the DPP had directed trial on indictment in the circuit court on the charges, and she asked for an adjournment to October for the preparation of the book of evidence.
The defence applied for legal aid for Jason Snr, saying he earns €350 a week.
Sgt Callaghan asked for a full statement of means, and proof of the accused man’s earnings.
The court heard Jason Jnr was not working, and his solicitor also applied for free legal aid. There was no objection from gardaí and Judge Jones assigned a lawyer on legal aid.
The men have not yet indicated a plea to the charges.