Mag­is­trate warns of jail risk

Geraldton Guardian - - News -

A Ger­ald­ton mag­is­trate has warned a man con­victed of breach­ing a vi­o­lence re­strain­ing or­der he would run the risk of go­ing to jail if he re­of­fended.

Christo­pher Al­lan Clinch, 31, was sen­tenced to six months and one day im­pris­on­ment, sus­pended for nine months, in Ger­ald­ton Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day.

Mag­is­trate Donna Webb said if Clinch got in to any trou­ble, es­pe­cially do­mes­tic vi­o­lence-re­lated of­fences, he would be al­most guar­an­teed a term of im­pris­on­ment.

In an un­re­lated mat­ter in the same court, a 28-year-old man has been sen­tenced to six months and one day im­pris­on­ment, sus­pended for 12 months, af­ter plead­ing guilty to breach­ing a fam­ily vi­o­lence re­strain­ing or­der and ag­gra­vated as­sault.

Harry Travis Cross was also placed on an in­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion or­der with pro­gram­ming and su­per­vi­sion.

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