The client breached a Community Based Order by non-compliance, he only performed a very small number of the 300 hours required and did not attend any supervision, or counselling as ordered.
As the client admitted the breach, the Magistrate was asked to resentence and to take into account the age of the client, his new employment and his partner being pregnant.
We represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.
The client was resentenced to a substantially reduced community work only order. Initially ordered to perform 300 hours and to undergo counselling and supervision, the new order was reduced to only 125 hours over 12 months.
This result is significant, considering the client had done very little on the order before being breached and had not participated in any counselling or supervision as ordered by the original Magistrate.
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