Conditional release orders
Conditional Release Order (‘CRO’) can be imposed in two types, they are:
- Conditional Release Order, without criminal conviction; or
- Conditional Release Order, with a criminal conviction
A CRO must contain the following conditions:
- That the defendant not commit any further offences,
- That the defendant must attend court if called upon to do so.
Additional conditions that can be placed on a CRO are:
- To participate in rehabilitation programs or receive treatments,
- Abstain from alcohol, drugs or both,
- Not associate with particular persons,
- Not frequent or visit particular places,
- Come under the supervision of community corrections officers or, in the case of young persons, juvenile justice officers.
A CRO cannot include:
- A fine,
- Home detention,
- Electronic monitoring,
- A curfew, or
- Community service work.
If you breach any conditions of the order, you will be called upon to attend court and be re-sentenced for the breach and fresh offences.