Cancelling Community Corrections Order

cancelling Community Corrections OrderOur client had contravened an unpaid community work order. The client was previously represented by legal aid and was ordered to complete 500 hours of community work over 24 months in lieu of repayment of $40,000 in outstanding infringements.

The client had unfortunately contravened the order due to failure to complete the community work. A large number of unacceptable absences from community work was accrued.

We acted on the client’s behalf at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Breach of Community Corrections Order.

Following submissions, the Magistrate accepted that the client’s circumstances had materially changed since the order was imposed, eventually making the performance of the unpaid community work order difficult. The client had commenced full-time employment and was looking after children.

The magistrate ultimately thought it best to go with cancelling the Community Corrections Order and to make no further order. This means that the client will no more have to do any further community work and will not need to repay the remaining amount of the outstanding fines.

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