A lawyer representing a Lavington man who bashed an Albury TAFE classmate has conceded his client is heading to jail.
Solicitor Mitchell Brooks did so in asking for a sentencing adjournment for Jarrad Craig Jervis.
He told magistrate Miranda Moody that "a full-time jail sentence is likely" or, if not, an intensive corrections order at the very least.
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Such an order is considered a custodial sentence by NSW courts, with the term served in the community but under strict supervision from NSW Community Corrections.
Any breaches of such order go direct to the NSW State Parole Authority, rather than heading back before a magistrate.
Mr Brooks made the application in Albury Local Court because of a NSW chief magistrate direction that sentencing cases where full-time jail was likely must be adjourned.
This is part of a lockdown effort to prevent spreading of the COVID-19 virus in the state's prison system, given outbreaks in both Bathurst and Parklea jails.
"So I will adjourn it," Ms Moody said in response to Mr Brooks' submission.
The court heard previously that Jervis, who was not required to appear in court, had attacked the other automotive student over his claim the victim slammed a door.
When the 31-year-old began punching him, the victim said: "Why is this even happening? I don't even know you."
Jervis kept throwing punches.
His dire sentencing fate is partly predicated on the fact he was subject to other intensive correction orders at the time of the May 21 attack, over which he pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Jervis will now be sentenced on September 27.
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