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Breaching a Suspended Sentence

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  1. Breaching a suspended sentence

Solicitor: Bill Potts and Sinead Garland

Court: District Court

Date: August 2018


In 2015, our client was convicted of the offence of committing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to four years imprisonment to be suspended after serving two years, for an operational period of 4 years.

Four months after his release from custody, our client was apprehended driving with a relevant drug present. This is an offence that is punishable by imprisonment and breached his suspended sentence.

Mr Potts appeared on sentence and made oral and written submissions to the court highlighting our client’s remorse and efforts to co-operate with the authorities. Mr Potts advised the court that a 4 month extension to our client’s operational period was within range given that the breach offence occurred four months after release.

Ultimately the court accepted Mr Potts’ submissions and extended our client’s operational period for a period of four months.


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