A man who allegedly fired a nail gun in the direction of police has indicated he will contest the charges.
Jason Underwood appeared via audio video link at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Monday for a mention.
Defence lawyer Adrian Paull said Underwood was facing five charges of assaulting an emergency worker on duty and conduct endangering serious injury.
Mr Paull said it was alleged Underwood fired a nail gun in the direction of police when they came to his house, but Underwood denied the allegations.
Underwood is also facing family violence related charges.
He will return to court on August 19 for a contest mention.
Mr Paull asked the court to list the contest mention at a closer date, given it was a family violence related matter.
Family violence matters are given priority and fast tracked on the court list.
Magistrate Cynthia Toose said the date given was the soonest possible.
"That is the problem, we have a tsunami of cases to come on," she said.
Underwood will remain in custody and will return to court on August 19.
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