Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 201 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2863
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Astill J and Roderick Evans J

Representation John Carter (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the appellant.
Judgment Dates: 26 September 2002


Sentencing - Disqualification from driving - Road traffic offences - Defendant charged with dangerous driving - Defendant having record of numerous road traffic offences - Defendant disqualified from driving for 10 years - Reasonableness of period of disqualification.

The Case

A sentence of 10 year's disqualification from driving imposed on a defendant with a very bad record of driving offences, was quashed and substituted with a sentence of five years' disqualification, since the court had regard to sentencing policy indicating that an overlong period of disqualification could result in a defendant committing further offences and hamper any real chance of rehabilitation.

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