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R v Wilde

 

[1979] CCA 98

IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL

C.A. No. 198 of 1979

BEFORE:

Mr. Justice Lucas

Mr. Justice Kelly

Mr. Justice Sheahan

BRISBANE, 26 OCTOBER 1979

(Copyright in this transcript is vested in the Crown. Copies thereof must not be made or sold without the written authority of the Chief Court Reporter, Court Reporting Bureau.)

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THE QUEEN

v.

STEVEN CHARLES WILDE

(Applicant)

JUDGMENT

MR. JUSTICE LUCAS: This is an application for leave to appeal against a sentence imposed upon a conviction on 6 September 1979 for the offence of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm. It is not necessary to go into the circumstances in detail except to say that considered quite by itself this was not one of the worst cases of dangerous driving. Nevertheless, the applicant had a very bad criminal record, including a record which seems to show that he was extremely irresponsible when it came to handling motor cars. There were several convictions of driving whilst unlicensed and of the unlawful use of a motor car. The learned judge sentenced him to nine months' imprisonment with hard labour, but did not impose any period of disqualification of his driving licence over and above that which is automatically provided for by the Traffic Act. He was at the time of conviction serving a sentence of imprisonment for twelve months which had been imposed, on him on 5 April 1979 for offences unconnected with the driving of motor cars. The learned judge, who appears to have been impressed by the applicant, ordered that the sentence which he imposed should be served concurrently with the sentence which he was then serving. The effect of the learned judge's order was to impose an additional term of imprisonment of about four month and to postpone the period after which he would be eligible to be considered for parole for about three months.

Having regard to the criminal record of the applicant I am unable to say that the sentence imposed is manifestly-excessive, and it does not appear to me that the learned judge proceeded on any wrong principle.

In my opinion the application should he refused.

MR. JUSTICE KELLY: I agree.

MR. JUSTICE SHEAHAN: I also agree.

MR. JUSTICE LUCAS: That is the Order of the Court.

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    The Queen v Steven Charles Wilde

  • Shortened Case Name:

    R v Wilde

  • MNC:

    [1979] CCA 98

  • Court:

    QCCA

  • Judge(s):

    Lucas J, Kelly J, Sheahan J

  • Date:

    26 Oct 1979

Litigation History

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Appeal Status

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