KE was charged with two armed robberies committed on the same day, and both involved the use of a sharp weapon. KE was 18 at the time and dealing with an ice addiction.
After the arrest, O’Brien Solicitors obtained bail for KE and assisted him in finding pathways to beat his drug addiction and find employment.
It was demonstrated clearly in court that the client had turned a corner and was a good prospect for rehabilitation. The starting point for armed robbery is 5 years to serve, however the court was convinced in this case to impose 3 years with a non-parole period of 6 months.