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The Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety [DJCS] v SS (No 3) [2021] VSC 1

CRIMINAL LAW
Supreme Court of Victoria
Judge(s): 
Tinney J
Parties: 

The Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety [DJCS] v SS (No 3)

Judgment Date: 
8 January 2021
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CRIMINAL LAW - Sentence - Nine charges of contravening a condition of a supervision order - Two charges of committing an indictable offence whilst on bail - Breaches of urinalysis and curfew conditions, as well as of direction not to record supervision sessions - Accused found guilty of urinalysis and curfew charges after summary contested hearing, pleaded guilty to other charges - Long criminal history and prior conviction for contravening a condition of a supervision order - Determination in separate hearing that the accused will be required to reside at Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre for two years from conclusion of current sentence - Rehabilitation an important consideration in this case - Specific deterrence - General deterrence - Just punishment - Denunciation - Protection of the community - Aggregate sentence of 5 months' imprisonment imposed - Serious Offenders Act 2018 ss 169 - Sentencing Act 1991 ss 5, 9, 18.

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