||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 313 (Nov)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Laws LJ, Pitchford J and the Recorder of Cardiff
||Daniel Cordey (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Gregory Taylor (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||21 November 2003
Sentencing - Magistrates' court - Justices' powers - Committal to Crown Court for sentencing - Either way or indictable only offences - Appropriate procedure - Three qualifying offences required for minimum term sentence provisions - Guilty pleas to two qualifying offences sufficient to meet requirements - s 51 - (Sentencing) Act 2000, s 111.
The defendant's sentence of two and a half years' imprisonment for two burglaries and an offence of theft was appropriate because the defendant's guilty pleas to burglary were sufficient to constitute a conviction for the purposes of s111 of the and the magistrates had appropriately committed the second burglary to the Crown Court, pursuant to s51 of the .
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