Attorney General successfully appeals GBH sentence .

On Tuesday 19 January 2021, the Queensland Court of Appeal upheld an Attorney’s Appeal against a sentence of two and half years with an immediate parole release for a 26 year old man charged with Grievous Bodily Harm. In upholding the Appeal the Court has signified that even for young offenders with limited history and good prospects of rehabilitation a deterrent sentence is called for GBH charges. Justice Boddice, with whom Justices Morrison and Henry agreed, allowed the appeal and set aside the original sentence to the extent that Mr Chitty’s parole release was effectively fixed after 8 months. Sentencing of relatively young offenders generally gives rise to the importance […]