District Court

R v Succarieh [2017] QDC 073 (15/2272) Devereaux SC DCJ 31 March 2017

Full-text: QDC17-073.pdf

Catchwords

CRIMINAL LAW - PARTICULAR OFFENCES PROPERTY OFFENCES EXTORTION AND LIKE OFFENCES EXTORTION OR DEMANDING WITH MENANCES GENERALLY trial by judge sitting without a jury where the accused was charged with extortion - where the defendant gave evidence of a belief that the complainant owed money to a third party - whether there was a debt owed - whether s.24 of the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld) engaged whether the defendant reasonably believed there to be a debt - whether reasonable cause for the demand was excluded beyond reasonable doubt

CRIMINAL LAW PARTICULAR OFFENCES PROPERTY OFFENCES EXTORTION AND LIKE OFFENCES EXTORTION OR DEMANDING WITH MENANCES REASONABLE OR PROBABLE CAUSE where the prosecution alleged several threats were made whether the threats were made - whether reasonable cause for the demand is assessed with reference only to the demand and without reference to the nature of any threats