||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 487 (Oct)
|| EWCA Crim 2484
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge LJ and Mackay J
||Philip Standfast (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||18 October 2002
Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Sentence wrong in principle - Judge remarking that custodial sentence not appropriate - Judge imposing custodial sentence on defendant - Appropriate sentence.
In the instant case, the judge having earlier indicated that the defendant would not be going to prison following an offence of dangerous driving, it had been wrong in principle to have sentenced the defendant to nine months' imprisonment and that sentence would be quashed and substituted by a conditional discharge.
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