If you are going to miss an appointment tell your offender manager at once.
If you miss two appointments without acceptable reasons you might have to go back to court. You might be given another sentence or sent to prison. This is known as a breach.
Your offender manager will clearly set out the rules to you as soon as your order or licence begins. You must not:
- Miss appointments or sessions without a valid reason
- Attend under the influence of drink or drugs
- Be offensive, violent or unco-operative.
To break any of these rules constitutes a breach. To breach a court order is an offence in itself which can result in a separate sentence.
Effective enforcement reinforces the message that community orders are not a "soft option".