Boob-flash mum using Legal Aid
A Queensland mum of five who was jailed after she flashed her boobs in a courthouse, is using Legal Aid to fund her bid for freedom arguing prison should be a "last resort".
Chrysty Lyn Wearn, 44, from Redcliffe in Brisbane's northern bayside suburbs, filed her appeal against her two month jail sentence last week, just days after Magistrate Mark Bucknall sentenced her for possession of a stolen watch and jewellery and public nuisance for lifting her blouse and bra exposing herself to court onlookers.
She exposed herself on June 9 while at court, and was busted with the stolen watch and jewellery on December 27 last year.
In her appeal filed in the District Court in Brisbane Ms Wearn argues that Magistrate Bucknall should not have jailed her because "imprisonment should be regarded as a last resort".
She also states on court documents that her solicitor is Legal Aid Queensland.
She is appealing on the basis that the sentence handed down by Magistrate Bucknall from Redcliffe Magistrates Court was "manifestly excessive".
She was sentenced to a total of one year jail, made up of 10 months for receiving tainted property and two months for a charge of failing to appear in court for a pre-sentence hearing on June 25.
But her parole release date is set at December 21.
She was not given jail time for the public nuisance conviction.
As Magistrate Bucknall handed down his sentence on October 22, Wearn asked if she was going to jail and started to break down in tears.
'It's not fair,' she said.
She continued to make loud outbursts despite being warned to be quiet, so she was removed from the courtroom and taken to the watch house.
Her third basis for her appeal is that Magistrate Bucknall "failed to adequately take into consideration my personal circumstance, particularly efforts at rehabilitation".
No date has been set to hear the appeal.
Originally published as Boob-flash mum using Legal Aid