A man who failed to complete his community service and attend court-ordered appointments, had the earlier bond revoked and was sentenced instead to an Intensive Corrections Order (ICO) - a type of suspended prison sentence and was warned of more serious consequences if breached.
In January and May of this year, Callum Sunderland of Abattoirs Road, Mudgee, was sentenced to Community Corrections Orders (CCO), for charges of 'Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (Domestic Violence)', 'Common assault (DV)', and 'Breach prohibition/restriction in Domestic AVO'.
These were for two separate incidents, that took place in November last year.
However, Sunderland was found to breach the CCOs by only completing 15 of the 50 hours of community service he'd been ordered to complete. And for failing to engage with his required appointments, the breach report stated he'd said they were "a waste of my time".
His legal-aid solicitor, Monica Wilson, told the court that her client "doesn't mix well with Community Corrections [staff]".
To which, Magistrate David Day replied, "that appears to be because of Mr Sunderland".
He noted that he wasn't the Magistrate who'd earlier sentenced the defendant and added, "the lifeline her honour threw him, by not imposing a custodial sentence, was thrown back. Which was a very stupid".
And reminded him that a breaches of ICOs are reviewed by state parole.
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