Magistrate warns of jail risk
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.