||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 09 (Sep)
|| EWCA Crim 1589
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Forbes J and Judge Rogers QC
||John Dyer (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||26 June 2007
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Driving whilst disqualified - Possession of Class B drug with intent to supply - Defendant committed to Crown Court for sentence - Defendant sentenced to total of 12 months' imprisonment for three offences of driving whilst disqualified - Whether sentence unlawful.
Sentence Imprisonment. A total sentence of 12 months' imprisonment, comprising three consecutive sentences of four months' imprisonment, which had been imposed on a defendant who had been committed to the Crown Court for sentence after she had pleaded guilty, inter alia, to three summary offences of driving whilst disqualified, was unlawful. The maximum sentence should have been six months' imprisonment, being the maximum sentence permitted in the magistrates' court on summary offences. Accordingly, the appropriate sentence in respect of each offence of driving whilst disqualified was two months' imprisonment.
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