New sentencing laws in NSW – Part 1 of 5
From Monday (24 September 2018), there are significant changes to sentencing laws in New South Wales.
At Younes + Espiner Lawyers we believe in sharing what we know in a simple, easy-to-understand way. That’s why we have created a 5-part blog which outlines everything you need to know.
Part 1 will help you quickly understand what the changes are.
Who will be affected by the changes?
The changes will affect everyone who:
- is sentenced in New South Wales from 24 September 2018 onwards
- has filed a severity appeal which will be determined from 24 September 2018 onwards
- is currently subject to any of the following sentences:
- Section 10 good behaviour bond
- Section 9 good behaviour bond
- Community service order
- Suspended sentence
- Intensive Correction Order (ICO)
- Home detention
What are the main changes?
The following sentencing options have been abolished:
- Section 10 good behaviour bonds
- Section 9 good behaviour bonds
- Community service orders
- Suspended sentences
- Home detention orders
The following sentencing options have been introduced:
- Conditional Release Order (CRO) without conviction
- Conditional Release Order (CRO) with conviction
- Community Correction Order (CCO)
Intensive correction orders (ICOs) are staying, but have been overhauled.
If you are currently subject to a section 10 bond, section 9 bond, community service order, suspended sentence, ICO or home detention, your sentence will be converted to one of the new sentencing options.
Stay tuned to find out more.
Part 2 of our 5-part blog, being released on 24 September, looks at sentence conversions.
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Disclaimer: The above information contains a basic summary of the law in NSW as at 21 September 2018. It is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should speak to a lawyer.