Court of Appeal

R v Howe [2017] QCA 007 (16/94) Fraser and Philippides JJA and Douglas J 7 February 2017

Full-text: QCA17-007.pdf


CRIMINAL LAW – APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL – APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE – GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE – SENTENCE MANIFESTLY EXCESSIVE OR INADEQUATE – where defendant convicted on his own plea of guilty to six offences – where defendant sentenced to four years imprisonment for child exploitation offences – whether sentence was unreasonable or plainly unjust – where offending occurred over a long period of time – where general deterrence is the primary sentencing consideration – whether sentencing judge gave sufficient weight to mitigating factors, including defendant’s youth, remorse, and psychological condition