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R v Smith[2022] QCA 89

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    R v Smith

  • Shortened Case Name:

    R v Smith

  • MNC:

    [2022] QCA 89

  • Court:


  • Judge(s):

    Morrison JA, Bond JA, Applegarth J

  • Date:

    24 May 2022

  • Selected for Reporting:

    Editor's Note

Litigation History

EventCitation or FileDateNotes
Primary Judgment[2021] QSCSR 47713 Jul 2021Offender sentenced to 10y (with SVO) for drug trafficking; sophisticated trafficking charged as occurring over 4m involving several dangerous drugs, large quantities and huge profits; 28yo offender started business, controlled finances and operations, and enjoyed 65% of profits; 21yo junior partner with 35% share sentenced to 9y with PED after 3y; offenders pleaded guilty with minor histories, made rehabilitative efforts, and had lived together taking risks/rewards of business (Wilson J).
Appeal Determined (QCA)[2022] QCA 8924 May 2022Application for leave to appeal against sentence dismissed; sentencing judge did not err in finding that the offender was the architect/brains of the business; offender’s sentence did not breach parity principle: Morrison JA, Bond JA, Applegarth J.
Application for Special Leave (HCA)File Number: B34/202203 Aug 2022Application for special leave to appeal filed.

Appeal Status

Appeal Determined (QCA) Special Leave Sought (HCA)

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