Lennon, James Brian v The Queen [2017] VSCA 85

CRIMINAL LAW
Judgment type: 
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Weinberg JA, Santamaria JA, Kidd AJA
Parties: 

Lennon, James Brian v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
20 April 2017
Catchwords: 

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - Dangerous driving causing serious injury (2 charges) - Reckless endangerment (1 charge) - Applicant sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with two year Community Correction Order - Whether judge's treatment of applicant's remorse denied procedural fairness - Applicant's forensic choice to adduce further evidence of remorse obstructed - Breach of procedural fairness - Whether speed an aggravating factor - Level of moral culpability - Applicant resentenced to eight months' imprisonment with two year Community Correction Order and fine.

Citation: 
[2017] VSCA 85