A WARRNAMBOOL ice user who offended days after being released from jail on appeal has been given four months to straighten out his life.
Leigh Anthony James, 28, of Janlor Drive, appealed against the severity of a five-month jail sentence in the Warrnambool County Court on Thursday.
Judge Liz Gaynor adjourned sentencing until January 22 next year to give a community corrections order time to kick in and provide support to James.
On Monday this week he was jailed for seven days after being caught in possession of ice.
That was only days after being released from custody on appeal bail for offending involving a former partner during a break-up including four counts of unlawful assault and making threats to inflict serious injuries and to kill.
He spent 25 days in cutsody on the possessing ice charge and 124 days of pre-sentence detection for the assault charges.
His CCO was extended on Monday to last 18 months and involves conditions including 100 hours of community work, treatment, rehabilitation and programs including the men's behaviour change program and an anger management course.
Judge Gaynor said she was far from impressed with James' relapse into ice use just days after being released from custody.
She said the shock of jail should have assisted James to avoid reoffending but ice seemed to be part of his aggressive behaviour.
She ordered an Office Of Corrections report be prepared for the January hearing, warning James that if he failed to comply with the order he had better pack a bag and a toothbrush.
The judge said James' continued flouting of the law was a real concern.