This is a case study on a charge of Fail to Comply With Reporting Conditions (Sex Offenders Register).
Our client was placed on the register for a previous offence. The Sex Offenders Register imposes onerous obligations to report changes in personal circumstances, including and not restricted to, residential address, plans to leave the state on holidays, car registration, change of ISP providers, details of membership to social networking internet sites and all email address.
What is alleged to have occured?
Our client had actually complied with all the requirements of the Sex Offender Register as per the annual interview, however he had inadvertently failed to advise of an email address that was predominantly used for work purposes.
As a result, our client was charged with the offence of Fail to Comply With Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Register).
What happened at court?
Our expert criminal lawyers provided criminal defence in behalf of the client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Faily to Comply With Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Register).
In imposing a sentence for this case, the court took into account several mitigatory factors including an early plea of guilty, limited criminal history, the nature of the breach (failure to provide a previous work email address was through inadvertence as opposed to a surreptitious purpose) and that our client had been otherwise co-operative with the Police and had a good history of compliance.
What was the result?
Ultimately, for the charge of Fail to Comply With Reporting Conditions (Sex Offenders Register), the client was sentenced to a financial penalty which is a good outcome given the circumstances.
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