Good Behaviour Bond for Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations

This is a case study on a sentence of good behaviour bond for Failing to  Comply With Reporting Obligations which is a Sex Offender Registry offence. The matter was heard at the Magistrates’ Court and ultimately led to a good outcome.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client has an intellectual disability. He has very limited family supports and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register in 2014. He was charged with numerous beaches of the register that were of ranging severity.

What happened at court?
Our expert sex offender registry lawyers provided criminal defence for the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on the charge of Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations.

First, we made sure to refer the client to the Assessment and Referral Court list. This was a significant benefit to him as his case was managed by someone who had it ongoing with him as well as someone who was mindful of his intellectual disability.

Detailed submissions were made about the client’s background and the circumstances of his further offending. It was important to convey to the court that the client was doing his best to comply with the register and to get the court to see the connection between his intellectual disability and offending.

What was the result?
Following our submissions, the court ultimately imposed a sentence of good behaviour bond for the charge of Failing to Comply With Reporting Obligations. This is considered a good result given the severity of the offending as it relates to the Sex Offender Registry.
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 12/12/2017