Fail to Comply With Reporting Conditions Sex Offenders Register – Fine

Our client was placed on the Sex Offenders 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. Our client had complied with all these requirements as per the annual interview, however he had inadvertently failed to advise of an email address that was predominantly used for work purposes.

He was charged with Fail to comply with reporting obligations.

Shaun Pascoe represented our client at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

The Court, in imposing a sentence for this case, 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.

Our client received a fine.


Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

Visit Shaun's profile to read more about his background and experience.

We offer a free first consultation with people on the Sex Offender Registry who would like to discuss any issues they are having regarding compliance or possible suspension of their reporting obligation.

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