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Unintended consequences: dangerous driving causing death cases
Record ID:
99143
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2023
Source:
LIJ (2023) 97 No 8
Date_of_entry:
25/07/2023
Legislation:
Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic)
Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) s319
Notes:
In 2022 and 2023, the court of appeal decided six sentence appeals for the offence of dangerous driving causing death. The court grappled with the legislative presumption of imposing prison sentences on offenders whose moral culpability was low.
Section:
Feature
Cases:
Hague v The Queen [2022] VSCA 17 ; Papagelou v The Queen [2022] VSCA 53 ; Martin Al-Anwiya v The Queen [2022] VSCA 181 ; Parker v The King [2022] VSCA 207 ; DPP v Lombardo [2022] VSCA 204 ; DPP v Browne [2023] VSCA 13 ;
Month:
August


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