‘Section 10’ and the new sentencing reforms
As of 24 September 2018, all pre-existing sentences of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act (The Act) will be varied. That means that certain terms of sections of the Act will be removed. In addition, Community Service Orders (CSO) and Home Detention Orders (HDO) will change in the way they are determined and delivered as part of a person’s sentence.
In respect of new available sentencing options there will be Conditional Release Orders (CRO), Community Corrections Order (CCO) and there will also be significant changes to Intensive Corrections Orders (ICO).
Sentencing options including convictions with no other penalty, dismissing matters, fines and full time imprisonment will all remain as sentencing options.
Due to the significant changes to the sentencing reforms, it is critical that should you be charged with a criminal offence, you seek out an experienced criminal lawyer. Josh and James have a thorough understanding of the new sentencing reforms and can advise you of the potential sentences that would apply to your matter, as well as the the strengths and weaknesses of the case against you. For non-judgemental legal representation that is client focused, contact McKenzie McLoughlin Law.