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Schaeffer, Ian v The Queen [2021] VSCA 171

Victorian Court of Appeal
Priest, Kaye and T Forrest JJA

Schaeffer, Ian v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
18 June 2021

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - Applicant pleaded guilty to seven charges and four related summary offences - Home invasion (intent to steal), theft, prohibited person possess firearm, prohibited person possess imitation firearm, cultivate narcotic plant, possess drug of dependence - Total effective sentence seven years three months' imprisonment with non-parole period of five years - Whether sentencing judge failed to take into account heightened utilitarian value of guilty plea during COVID-19 pandemic - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - Appeal dismissed - Worboyes v The Queen [2021] VSCA 169 applied.