Supreme Court - Trial Division

Attorney-General (Qld) v Dawson [2016] QSC 308 (09/10682) Mullins J 19 December 2016 (delivered ex tempore)

Full-text: QSC16-308.pdf


CRIMINAL LAW – SENTENCE – SENTENCING ORDERS – ORDERS AND DECLARATIONS RELATING TO SERIOUS OR VIOLENT OFFENDERS OR DANGEROUS SEXUAL OFFENDERS – DANGEROUS SEXUAL OFFENDER - GENERALLY – where respondent was under a supervision order made under Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Qld) – where sample of respondent’s urine tested positive for methylamphetamine – where respondent swore that he did not ingest the methylamphetamine intentionally and acknowledged he was careless in drinking from an opened bottle of soft drink that belonged to a relation who had a drug problem – where contravention of supervision order proved – whether the adequate protection of the community can be ensured by the conditions of the supervision order