Our client came to us through a family member after he had been locked up in Liverpool Local Court for 16 months on non-parole for breaching an AVO and assaulting police. Each charge was on the low end of objective seriousness for the type of offending concerned.
We lodged our client’s appeal against severity of sentence and represented him in the Parramatta District Court. At the outset, we managed to keep out a large amount of the police facts on the basis that they were inadmissible.
The Judge was not persuaded that either a suspended sentence or Intensive Corrections Order was appropriate, and sentenced our client to a term of full-time imprisonment, but reduced so that he would only have to spend another 2 months in jail rather than another 15 months which our client was otherwise facing.