Jail avoided for repeat offender

Recent Cases

Our client was up for sentencing for a host of charges: assault occasioning actual bodily harm, severe AVO contraventions, driving while disqualified. He was a repeat violent offender, and her Honour was of the view that full time custody was the only option available. However, we persuaded her Honour to suspend the sentence of imprisonment after we spoke to a psychiatric report we tendered attesting to our client’s mental health problems.