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Community Service

A sentencing option for persons convicted of crimes in which the court orders the defendant to perform a number of hours of unpaid work for the benefit of the public.

A person convicted of a criminal offense may be required to complete a sentence of community service directly or as an express condition of Probation. Typically, the community service will involve performance at a facility that has been authorized by the court or probation department. Community service is appropriate when it is reasonably designed to repair the harm caused by the offense.

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Community service orders in Texas are imposed by sentencing courts and specify a certain number of hours offenders must complete.
Adrian Wilkinson, aged 32, of Broomfield Place, Earlsdon, Coventry, possession of a screwdriver, drill bit and torch for use in theft while the subject of a community service order, 16 weeks imprisonment.
As well as the community service order, she was subjected to a restraining order to stay away from her former address for five years and was ordered to pay pounds 7,000 towards court costs.
The types of offences attracting Community Service Order are larceny (22 per cent), less serious assault (15 per cent) and driving offences (15 per cent).
Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung visited the Social Welfare Department's Probation & Community Service Orders Office and Co-ordinating Office of Community Service Orders in Sha Tin today.
Phillip McIlroy, aged 56, of Bartlett Close, Holbrooks, Coventry, conduct amounting to harassment, community service order for two years.
SPARED: Christine Davison was given a community service order.
He was sentenced to 18 months for the burglary and six months for the community service order breach, making a total of two years.
The West Midlands Probation Service runs a workshop in Birmingham for 15 offenders serving community service orders.
Although in many cases, women were given probation orders instead, some were probably being sent to jail when a community service order would be more effective, according to the report.
The pair ignored warnings and allowed a convicted child molester to carry out a Community Service Order decorating family homes.
Fresle, who lives in a caravan with his wife and two children, was given a 12-month community service order.

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