No im­me­di­ate jail term

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A CAN­NON­VALE woman who pleaded guilty to myr­iad charges has es­caped an im­me­di­ate prison sen­tence.

Jayme Ann Neale, 27, pleaded guilty in Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day to 13 charges.

On July 17 she was charged with dis­qual­i­fied driv­ing at Ju­bilee Pocket.

On July 27 at Air­lie Beach, Neale was charged with two counts of pos­sess­ing dan­ger­ous drugs – metham­phetamines and cannabis seeds – pos­sess­ing scales used in the com­mis­sion of a crime, un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a weapon for a set of knuck­le­dusters, and two counts of pos­sess­ing pipes that had been used and one of pos­sess­ing prop­erty sus­pected of hav­ing been used in con­nec­tion with the com­mis­sion of a drug of­fence. She was also charged with com­mon as­sault and at­tempt­ing to en­ter a dwelling with in­tent on July 31.

On Au­gust 17 in Can­non­vale, Neale was charged with fail­ing to com­ply with a re­quire­ment to stop her ve­hi­cle for a pre­scribed pur­pose and for driv­ing on a dis­qual­i­fied li­cence and on Au­gust 18 she was charged with pos­sess­ing a knife in a pub­lic place af­ter one was found in her car in Rock­hamp­ton.

Neale’s so­lic­i­tor, David Gil­more, said all the of­fences oc­curred within seven weeks and the crime had spi­ralled af­ter his client was caught driv­ing with­out a li­cence the first time when she drove to pick up pro­duce for the take­away busi­ness at which she was a man­ager.

“She knew she was near the end of her dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion and she pan­icked,” he said.

Mr Gil­more said the July 31 charges stemmed from an in­ci­dent at the shop where $3000 went miss­ing from the safe af­ter Neale left her keys in the shop while go­ing to the toi­let.

Mr Gil­more told the court Neale be­lieved the man she as­saulted had taken the money and she went to the house to con­front him, kick­ing him in the leg and try­ing to en­ter the house af­ter he went in­side.

Neale was sen­tenced to six months prison, wholly sus­pended for two years, for at­tempt­ing to en­ter the house with in­tent. She was also sen­tenced to four months prison, sus­pended for two years, for the as­sault. The two sen­tences will run con­cur­rently.

Neale was also sen­tenced to three months prison, with im­me­di­ate pa­role, for each of the dis­qual­i­fied driv­ing charges and the drug pos­ses­sion charges, and one month for each of the pos­ses­sion of pipes charges, and the pos­ses­sion of prop­erty sus­pected of hav­ing been used con­nec­tion with the com­mis­sion of a drug of­fence and prop­erty sus­pected of hav­ing been used con­nec­tion with the com­mis­sion of a drug of­fence charges.

Each of the sen­tences with im­me­di­ate pa­role will run con­cur­rently. She was also fined $1000 for fail­ing to stop.

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