District Court

Townsend v Commissioner of Police [2017] QDC 045 (15/179) Long SC DCJ 2 March 2017

Full-text: QDC17-045.pdf

Catchwords

CRIMINAL LAW - APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE s 222 of the Justices Act 1886 Where the appellant was convicted of obstruction of offences of police officer, wilful damage and serious assaults on two police officers and was effectively sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, with a parole release after 4 months and ordered to pay sums of compensation Where the appellant contends that the sentence was outside the range open to the Magistrate and not adequately supported by comparable authorities Where the appellant contends that the Magistrate failed to correctly deal with significant factual disputes Where the appellant contends that the Magistrate misstated the facts Where the appellant contends that the Magistrate failed to apply appropriate sentencing principles Where the appellant contends that the Magistrate failed to properly deal with the increase in maximum penalty Where the appellant contends that the Magistrate placed improper weight on the victim impact statement Where the appellant contends that the Magistrate was led into error by the police prosecutor Where the appellant contends that the compensation orders were not properly made Whether there has been any legal or factual error made Whether the sentence imposed was manifestly excessive