Court of Appeal

R v Chan [2017] QCA 008 (16/87) Gotterson and Morrison JJA and Douglas J 7 February 2017

Full-text: QCA17-008.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 fifteen offences – where defendant sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for trafficking methylamphetamine over a two year period – where defendant received same sentence as co-offender whose criminal record was worse and whose offending was more serious – whether sentence was unreasonable or plainly unjust – whether sentencing judge gave sufficient weight to mitigating factors, namely the basis of offending, pleas of guilty and defendant’s personal circumstances