Conditional release orders (CRO) is a sentencing option by the NSW Court, where if you commit further offences during the period of the order, you could be re-sentenced for the original offence.
Conditional release orders (CROs) were introduced as a sentencing option on 24 September 2018. The imposition of a CRO is covered by the Crimes Sentencing Procedure Act 1999. When deciding whether to make a CRO, a court is required to consider a number of factors including and not limited to the following:
The maximum term of a CRO is 2 years and CRO commences on the day it is made. A Court can impose a CRO with conditions to the order.
A sentencing Court can impose a CRO without recording a conviction. This means that the sentence will not be a criminal conviction and will not show on your criminal record.
However, a CRO without conviction can be an additional condition, for example to be of good behaviour of 12 months. This is similar to the old good behaviour bonds imposed previously before the new legislation.
A sentencing Court can impose a CRO with a conviction and conditions. This is effectively a good behaviour bond.
The standard conditions of a CRO are the following:
In addition to the above, further conditions may be imposed on a CRO by the sentencing court at the time the sentence is passed or later and on the application of a community corrections officer.
The additional conditions that may be imposed include:
However, the Court cannot impose the following conditions as part of your CRO, they are;
If you breach your CRO conditions the Court imposed upon you, you are required to attend court if called to have you resentenced for the original offence.
A Conditional Release order without a conviction will not show on your criminal record. However, a CRO with conviction will show on your criminal record.
Consult with our team of criminal lawyers before going to court for the best expert advice on how to proceed, what the likely outcome will be, and any preparation you need to do beforehand. You will also receive a fixed fee quote on the cost for representation on the day, this includes all traffic offences. Our experienced criminal lawyers deal with various criminal law and legal matters in the high courts of New South Wales.
If the police have charged you or a loved one, you must attend court. Appearing in court for a criminal charge is usually daunting. Let us help you make the process easier. Here are 10 reasons to choose our team of criminal lawyers from Lyons Law Group;
Result-focused criminal lawyers
Our team will work to achieve the best result for you in the shortest time possible. However, we do aim to provide quality over quantity service to you. Our criminal lawyers appear in all criminal and traffic matters, including trials, sentencing, bail applications, and apprehended violence orders. We are a result-focused firm of lawyers.
At Lyons Law, we do not make any unrealistic promises for results. You will be advised on the most realistic results achievable in your case, including acquittals of all charges against you. Nevertheless, you can be sure that our team will work extremely hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Proven Track Record
Our experienced defence lawyers are passionate about representing their clients and achieving the best outcome. Lyons Law is a team of solicitors who are dedicated, and with our support staff, you can be confident of the highest quality of legal representation. We have an exceptional track record of results. We provide our outstanding client service at an affordable rate for our clients.
We always let our clients know how much their cases will cost from the beginning. This makes it easier for them to decide whether or not they want to proceed with the case. Not only do we offer fixed fees for many types of criminal cases and services, but also free first phone consultations. In addition, our firm offers fixed fees applicable to a wide range of Local Court cases such as drink driving, fraud, drug possession, assault, and AVOs.
Free First Conference
For all of those individuals who are going to court, we offer a free first 15-minute phone conference with one of our senior criminal defence lawyer. It is best you email our office all your relevant documents before a conference so criminal lawyers can provide the best advice within that time frame.
Highly experienced criminal defence lawyer
Lyons Law Group is a highly experienced team of criminal lawyers. Our team is led by Mohammad Khan, who is one of the best criminal lawyers in Sydney. He has represented clients in some of Australia’s most high-profile cases and was under the direct tutelage of Australia’s leading criminal lawyer Adam Houda.
Moreover, our team has worked and successfully represented clients on highly complex trials and sentences in NSW.
Work closely with Australia’s leading criminal law barrister
We work closely with some of Australia’s leading criminal law barristers. Barristers are usually instructed in more serious matters, and their experience and input can be invaluable to your case. The barristers we regularly instruct range from Queen’s counsels, Senior counsels and highly experienced junior-senior counsels.
Specialist for District and Supreme Court trials
Our team of sydney criminal lawyers have worked on numerous District and Supreme Court trials in NSW. We have worked on extremely complex criminal law trials that require impeccable preparation and understanding of the law.
Specialist for bail applications in NSW
Lyons Law Group is a highly experienced team of bail lawyers. We have regularly obtained bail for clients for extremely serious charges that carry life sentences. For types of charges, bail is usually denied by a Court.
In house Experts
Our criminal lawyers have in-house investigators with decades of law enforcement experience and assist our team with process service, background checks, integrity testing, investigations, surveillance, and bug detection.
For the preparation of jury trials and defended hearings, these services can be utilised on behalf of our client to achieve the best result.
Appearance at all Courts in NSW
From Broken Hill to Waverly, our criminal lawyers appear in all courts throughout New South Wales.