Court of Appeal

R v Compton [2017] QCA 055 ; [2017] 15 QLR (16/143) Gotterson and McMurdo JJA and Flanagan J 4 April 2017

Full-text: QCA17-055.pdf


CRIMINAL LAW – APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL – APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE – GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE – SENTENCE MANIFESTLY EXCESSIVE OR INADEQUATE – where the respondent appeals against sentence – where the respondent pleaded guilty to one count of malicious act with intent (domestic violence offence) – where the respondent sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment with a parole eligibility date fixed at 1 December 2018 – where the respondent was subject to two suspended sentences at the time of the commission of the offence – where, at sentencing, defence counsel and the Crown agreed as to how the sentence should be structured – where the Crown proposed, and defence counsel accepted, a head sentence of seven years – where the sentence was structured in the context that both suspended sentences be activated – whether the sentence imposed was manifestly excessive