Saw an article in the Canberra Times yesterday claimed DPP had won an appeal against a manifestly inadequate sentence.
Man assaults mother (chainsaw in there somewhere too) and gets convicted and fined $2500.
Judge find manifestly inadequate sentence and:
1 – sets aside the fine
2 – sentences him to 7 months imprisonment
3 – suspends the 7 months imprisonment
4 – 18 month Good behaviour
Now I am not one of the genius legal minds of our age but to me that simply reads as though he had a fine, now he doesn’t and he doesn’t go to jail either.
The bloke must be cheering.