A Lavington man who refused to do court-ordered community work has had a change of heart in the wake of a possible jail sentence.
Ziggy Kennedy had shown by his lack of commitment that he simply could not be bothered doing the 150 hours of work over a nasty Albury street assault.
Community Corrections had found Kennedy in breach of the order over his lax attitude.
A report into Kennedy was then ordered, with Mr Brender suggesting that a possible alternative to unpaid community work was jail.
Mr Brender had pointed out that the only room he had to move on the matter was a lesser sentence or a more severe sentence.
But by the time Kennedy re-appeared in court this week, he had totally changed his tune.
The 22-year-old, who was arrested with a close mate who was later given an intensive corrections order over the Dean Street brawl, told Mr Brender via his lawyer that he wanted to complete the hours after all.
Mr Brender heard that Kennedy had made contact with Community Corrections to try to resurrect his punishment.
“Let’s get a duty report done,” Mr Brender said, “and see if they’ll take him back.”
Take him back is just what Community Corrections did, so Mr Brender put Kennedy on a 12-month community corrections order, part of a new NSW sentencing regime.
Kennedy must do 85 hours of unpaid community work.
The attack was unprovoked.
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