Burglary – Community Corrections Order

Our client pleaded guilty to theft, burglary, and obtaining property by deception. He had burgled his neighbour’s house and pawned the proceeds at Cash Converters.

We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

Submissions in support of mitigation were made on our client’s behalf. These centred on the attempts that our client had made to rehabilitate himself from his heroin addiction, the strong support he received from his partner, as well as the new job he had recently started.

Our client was placed on a Community Corrections Order with drug treatment and rehabilitation conditions. He was not ordered to pay restitution or to undertake community work and he avoided a suspended sentence of imprisonment.

DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013