Burglary, Theft, Criminal Damage – Intensive Correction Order

Our client broke into and stole $200 from his employer’s petty cash one night and then went out partying with his friends.

They were caught drink driving in a work vehicle, one party getting out and graffitiing on the wall of a nearby office building.

Our client was a disqualified driver at the time and had 10 prior convictions for driving whilst disqualified, 3 subsequent convictions for drink driving, and prior convictions for theft.

He was charged with:

We represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.

Ordinarily, the offence of driving whilst disqualified (up until 1 May) carried a mandatory jail sentence for a second or subsequent offence, which the law applied to our client at the time of sentencing. The client had previously been to jail for similar offences.

The Magistrate was persuaded, however, that these offences were quite old, and imposed an Intensive Correction Order (ICO), allowing him to serve his sentence in the community.


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