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14 - Community correction orders

Key points

In Boulton; Clements; Fitzgerald [2014] VSCA 342, the Court of Appeal delivered a guideline judgment outlining the considerations relevant to making and formulating a CCO for Victorian offences. The Court’s guidelines can be found here. However, while CCOs are available for federal offences, the guideline judgment does not apply to federal offences: Atanackovic [2015] VSCA 136. [See 14.4.3 – CCOs and federal offences]

Legislation

Sentencing Act 1991 Part 3A (ss36-48Q), Part 3C (ss83AB–83AZ)

Crimes Act 1914 ss20AB, 20AC

Authorities

Key cases: Boulton; Clements; Fitzgerald [2014] VSCA 342; McGrath [2015] VSCA 176; Atanackovic [2015] VSCA 136; Dyason [2015] VSCA 120; Hutchinson [2015] VSCA 115; DPP v Leys & Leys [2012] VSCA 304; DPP v Edwards [2012] VSCA 293; Tran [2012] VSCA 330; Mackay [2015] VSCA 125; Dawson [2015] VSCA 166; Deng-Mabior [2015] VSCA 179; Abdou and Chebib [2015] VSCA 359; Debono [2016] VSCA 16; DPP v Borg [2016] VSCA 53; Gul [2016] VSCA 82; DPP v Grech [2016] VSCA 98; DPP v Basic [2016] VSCA 99; Melnikas [2016] VSA 112; Greatorex [2016] VSCA 136.

Last updated: 14 October 2015

In This Chapter

14.1 - CCO statutory scheme

14.2 - Overarching principles for CCOs

14.3 - Purposes for which a CCO may be imposed

14.4 - Sentencing considerations for the CCO

14.5 - Limitations on imposing a CCO

14.6 - Formulation of sentence

14.7 - CCO conditions

14.8 - CCOs in combination orders

14.9 - Suspension of CCO

14.10 - Variation of a CCO

14.11 - Contravention of State CCO

14.12 - Sentence for contravention offence

14.13 - Varying a CCO following contravention

14.14 - Breach of Commonwealth CCO

14.15 - Unpaid community work order in substitution for a fine