22 Oct 2019

New sentencing options for meth dealers

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 22 October 2019

Methamphetamine dealers whose own addiction caused their offending can now receive a sentence discount of up to 30 percent. It's one of several changes to meth sentencing options announced today in a Court of Appeal judgment, including that Judges can now consider if an offender's background of poverty and deprivation has impaired their choices or diminished moral responsibility. James Rapley is a QC who led the submissions for the Law Society and Bar Association.