Burglary and Theft – CCO With Therapeutic Conditions Only
This is a case involving multiple charges of Burglary and Theft resulting in a CCO with therapeutic conditions only.
Our client had been charged with a large number of residential burglary and thefts. He had a lengthy criminal record that included priors for similar offences.
Hester Kelly acted on his behalf at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. The exact charges were:
The client had a lengthy criminal record and had previously received terms of imprisonment. However, it was evident that he had not had the opportunity of a sentence that also focused on rehabilitation. This was particularly important as the client had a lengthy and sustained issue with substance abuse that he was never able to adequately address in custody.
The matter resolved and proceeded by way of a consolidated plea. A number of charges were marked withdrawn and struck out. Ultimately, the magistrate imposed a sentence of imprisonment (declared as time served) and a Community Corrections Order (CCO) with therapeutic and rehabilitative conditions only.
This was an excellent result. Despite the client’s extensive criminal priors, the charges of Burglary and Theft resulting in a CCO with therapeutic and rehabilitative conditions only would mean that the client will now have the chance at rehabilitation. The sentence will be able to focus on the root of the offending and address issues by targeting the cause of the criminal behaviour.
Hester graduated with First Class Honours in Law in 2012 from Monash University, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws. She completed two internships at the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and has volunteered with the HIV/Aids Legal Centre in Melbourne.
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