Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] (Cth) v Munro, Paul Robert [2019] VSCA 89

CRIMINAL LAW
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Maxwell P, Beach and McLeish JJA
Parties: 

Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] (Cth) v Munro, Paul Robert

Judgment Date: 
14 May 2019
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CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - Crown appeal - Importation of firearms (six charges) - Four completed importations - Two attempted importations - Fully automatic machine guns - Semi-automatic handguns - Highest end of range of seriousness - Sentence 10 years and 3 months' imprisonment, non-parole period of 6 years - Whether manifestly inadequate - Danger to community posed by firearms - Duration of offending - Awareness of use of weapons in connection with criminal activity - Persistent, planned and sophisticated offending - Discrete periods of offending - Offender's age, health and prospects of rehabilitation - Offender pleaded guilty - Totality - Cumulation - General deterrence - Residual discretion - Sentence manifestly inadequate - Resentenced (15 years' imprisonment, non-parole period of 11 years) - Customs Act 1901 (Cth) s 233BAB(5), Criminal Code 1995 (Cth) ss 11.1(1), 361.2.

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