Whilst this matter was an unremarkable in the  sense that it is similar to matters the court sees on a daily basis, it required a unique approach due to our clients poor prior history.

In balancing community expectations  the court was required to consider alternative sentencing options given that a custodial sentence was a possible option.

His Honour Had regard to our clients personal circumstances and his genuine attempt to rehabilitate himself which was supported by documentation, a relatively short community service order was made to allow our client to continue making progress with his treatment.