Breach Community Based Order – Allowed Completion

Our client was previously sentenced to a Community Based Order following a conviction for assault offences. He did not finish all the unpaid community work hours he was ordered to perform. Corrections were recommending the CBO to be cancelled and that our client be re-sentenced. This would expose him to the risk of being sentenced to a term of immediate imprisonment.

We represented the client at the Melbourne County Court.

We managed to persuade the Judge to allow him to complete the unpaid community work hours so he would not have to go to jail. The CBO was varied and he was ordered to make arrangements to complete the remaining hours of unpaid community work in the next 3 months.


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