Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 506 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2442
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Butterfield J and the Recorder of Liverpool

Representation Rupert Skilbert (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 10 October 2002


Sentencing - Disqualification from driving - Duration - Dealing in chargeable goods where the duty had not been paid.

The Case

Where a defendant had pleaded guilty to two charges of dealing in chargeable goods where the duty had not been paid, a judge had been right to use his power under s44 of the to disqualify the defendant from driving. However, he had given no reason for imposing a five-year period of disqualification, and, in the circumstances of the case, the period of disqualification would be reduced to three years.

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