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Tougher on serious driving offences

By johnboy - 18 August 2011 7

Simon Corbell has announced new legislation to raise the maximum sentences for the worst driving offences:

The Crimes (Certain Penalty Increases) Amendment Bill 2011proposes to increase the maximum penalty for culpable driving causing death from 7 years to 14 years and the maximum penalty for culpable driving causing grievous bodily harm from 4 years to 10 years.

“As well as concerns about culpable driving offences, the DPP has also drawn my attention to concerns about the penalty for intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm,” Mr Corbell said.

“In response to these representations, the bill would also see the maximum penalty for the offence of intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm to 20 years, up from 15 years.”

The Bill also raises the maximum penalty for recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm from 10 years to 13 years and the penalty for negligently causing grievous bodily harm from 2 years to 5 years.

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Tougher on serious driving offences
zippyzippy 6:44 pm 18 Aug 11

The liberals have a bill to increase these penalties too, right?

Yee-haw, it’s a good ol’ fashioned law and order fight!

Erg0 4:42 pm 18 Aug 11

johnboy said :

I honestly don’t know but I suspect it helps that the suspects can’t afford lawyers.

Given the media attention on their sentences, something tells me that they’ve got pro bono appeals to look forward to.

johnboy 4:36 pm 18 Aug 11

I honestly don’t know but I suspect it helps that the suspects can’t afford lawyers.

Tooks 4:34 pm 18 Aug 11

johnboy said :

They seem to be completing trials in the number of days the ACT system would normally take years for as well.

Are they normally that efficient, or did they want to send a message while the riots were fresh on everyones’ minds?

johnboy 2:51 pm 18 Aug 11

They seem to be completing trials in the number of days the ACT system would normally take years for as well.

icantbelieveitsnotbu 2:49 pm 18 Aug 11

The UK has the right idea… 4 years in the slammer for two young fellas who put up facebook pages calling on people to riot in their home towns.

Genie 1:14 pm 18 Aug 11

Where is the new legislation with tougher sentences for drink driving ??

Surely one of these days they’ll charge people with more than a slap on the wrist….. Right ??

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