Suspended sentence for 17 charges
MOSSMAN resident, Mr Jade Hirawani, 25, was convicted on 17 charges in the Mossman Magistrates Court on Wednesday, and received a suspended 12 month prison sentence.
Magistrate Thomas Braes heard that the defendant had a range of charges including wilful damage, bodily harm, entering premises and stealing and had a criminal history dating back to 2007.
The defendant also had breached previous probations and, according to a Correctional Services Officer, had been “hostile and abusive” to Correctional Services staff.
The defendant’s legal representative told the court that although the defendant did have a history of drug and alcohol related issues and a signification criminal history, he had recently obtained documentation enabling him to pursue employment.
Magistrate Braes said that a number of his offences had been of a violent nature involving females and he appeared to have “no respect for others and was not prepared to take responsibility” for his actions.
In sentencing, Magistrate Braes said he hoped that the defendant would take this opportunity to pursue employment or risk getting deported.