District Court rules Tannum Sands mum can contest jail time
A TANNUM Sands mum who was found guilty of drug offences has been granted the right to appeal the 15-month jail sentence handed down by Gladstone Magistrates Court.
Jessica Lorraine Marshall, 28, was arrested with her husband in Longreach in February last year, transporting an ounce of speed worth $3000, and various drug paraphernalia.
In November last year she was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment, with a parole release date for the following month.
She was found to have breached bail conditions prior to that hearing.
Her co-accused, Leigh Willersdorf, served seven months actual imprisonment.
But last week the District Court of Queensland judge DCJ Smith found Marshall's previous sentence had not considered four days spent in pre-sentence custody.
Taking into account Marshall's guilty plea, and the fact she had not previously spent time in jail, the judge ordered immediate parole.