An Invermay man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and 90 hours community service for pointing a firearm at his brother.
A jury found Luke John Smith, 20, guilty last month of pointing the the sawn-off shot gun at his brother and threatening to shoot him.
On April 29 2012, Smith was transported to his father's house by his grandmother who was unaware he was carrying an unloaded shotgun.
Once there he threatened his brother but the gun was quickly taken away from him by family members.
Smith was found not guilty of raising a shovel above his head and swinging at his brother.
In Launceston's Supreme Court today Justice Shan Tennent said it was a serious crime but Smith had shown remorse.
`` I accept you are still young and that the time spent in custody on this matter to date has probably been a wake-up call,'' she said.
Smith was ordered to serve four months imprisonment which was suspended for three years.
Smith was also placed on nine months probation.