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The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to about 30 outstanding offences on Thursday and was convicted, but not further punished.

There were also charges of failing to remain at the scene of a traffic accident, trespass which involved accessing her neighbours balcony to climb back into her unit after losing her keys, driving while over the no-alcohol limit, obstructing police and a string of bail condition breaches.
The remaining charges included stealing a pair of sunglasses in December 2019, possessing cannabis in April 2020, as well as a slew of breach of bail conditions offences from January 2020 to January 2021.
Among the charges dismissed on Thursday was entering a dwelling and committing an indictable offence, breach of bail conditions and claiming to be a fictitious person.
Prosecutor Eddie Fraser told the Brisbane Magistrates Court he was seeking a suspended sentence on the breach of bail conditions, a four-month driving disqualification for her traffic offences and a mixture of fines and probation orders for the remaining offences
The court heard Taylor has a five-page traffic history and two-page criminal history.
Defence lawyer Michael Gatenby said much of his clients offending was low-level.
Suzi Taylor – The Block contestant, former Penthouse magazine cover girl turned real estate agent.Credit:Instagram – @suzitaylorofficial
Mr Gatenby said Taylor had tried to live with her mother after being released on bail previously, but that had not ended well.
The aggression and vitriol from the mother was just amazing she has a falling out with mum and leaves the mother is outrageous in the way she deals with her, he told the court.
Taylor, who was brought up from the cells wearing black business attire, started crying in the dock at the mention of her mother.
Mr Gatenby said Taylor had also tried to get into a rehabilitation facility in Brisbane and flown up especially, only to be told there was no room for her.
He attributed many of Taylors bail breaches to her lack of stable accommodation.
When you become homeless, its very hard to comply with a residential [bail] condition, he said.
Mr Gatenby said Taylor had significant mental health issues including seizures, panic attacks, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Suzi Taylor on The Block in 2015.Credit:Luis Ascui
In sentencing, Magistrate Stephen Courtney noted Taylor had the prospect of stable accommodation, employment and medical treatment upon her release.
I dont mean this in an insulting way, but your story is a sad one, Mr Courtney said.
When one drills down to it, theres a lot of charges but each in themselves doesnt reach a high level of seriousness apart from unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
You will be released today because you have things in place, particularly to deal with your mental health I urge you to do so, otherwise this cycle will continue.
If you hadnt done 202 days [in custody], it may well have been a suspended sentence or community service good luck.
Ms Taylor was disqualified from driving for three months, but otherwise not further punished.