A young woman arrested over a border breach has smiled and thanked a magistrate on being handed a jail sentence.
Taleah Corboy was relieved because she won't have to serve the 12-month term in full-time custody.
Instead, the 22-year-old - who Albury Local Court previously heard appeared to have a bullet fall out of her bra on her arrest - will get to serve the sentence in the community.
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Despite Corboy's obvious joy over the penalty imposed on her this week, magistrate Richard Funston warned her that an intensive corrections order was not a trifling punishment.
"Do you understand how serious that is?" he asked her.
Yes, Corboy replied.
"I'm hoping," she said, via a video link to jail where she has been held bail refused, "that I keep clear from drugs."
Mr Funston said that was critical, as the order included a condition that she abstain from using illicit drugs.
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Corboy, who intends to eventually return to live with her family in Myrtleford, said she understood her obligations.
"Thank you very much," she said, again with a smile.
Corboy was refused bail on September 14 after magistrate Rodney Brender decided she was too much of a flight risk, given her poor criminal record.
She had already pleaded guilty to charges of possession of ammunition without a licence and not complying with a public health notification over COVID-19.
At the time of her arrest in Albury on the Sunday night of September 13, she had been a passenger in a car stopped by police just after 10pm.
She denied knowledge of the bullet but accepted this was, however inadvertently, in her possession.
Police had described to the court that after Corboy - on being arrested and handcuffed - moved her jumper and bra about, a noise was heard then a bullet was seen at her feet.
Corboy, who was put on an 18-month community corrections order over three bond breaches, was unable to tell police where she crossed the border.