Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 484 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2369
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Pitchers and Treacy JJ

Representation A Gordon (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Possession of Class A drug.

The Case

Although the judge had not erred in the instant case in imposing a custodial sentence on a defendant who had been convicted of possessing crack cocaine, the six month sentence was, in the circumstances too long. A sentence of three months' imprisonment was substituted.

Practice Areas

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