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Koukoulis, Georgios v The Queen [2020] VSCA 19

Victorian Court of Appeal
Whelan and Priest JJA

Koukoulis, Georgios v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
14 February 2020

CRIMINAL LAW - Application for leave to appeal against sentence - Convicted of dangerous driving causing death - Sole cause of accident failure to keep proper lookout - Combination sentence 12 months' imprisonment, 2 year community correction order and license disqualification 3 years - Ground of manifest excess in respect of period of license disqualification only - Sentence longer than necessary to fulfil purposes of punishment, rehabilitation and protection of community - Appeal allowed - Appellant resentenced to license disqualification of 18 months - Lefebure v The Queen (2000) 112 A Crim R 41; [2000] VSCA 79, Rodi v The Queen [2011] VSCA 48, R v Tran (2002) 4 VR 457; [2002] VSCA 52 applied.