Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 64 (Apr)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Sir Igor Judge P, Mackay and Gross JJ

Representation Paul Williams (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 5 April 2006


Sentence - Sentencing principles - Guilty plea - Whether judge failing to give defendant sufficient credit for guilty plea.

The Case

A sentence of nine years for a defendant who had pleaded guilty to importing 3kg of cocaine of 100% purity was reduced to eight years, where the Full Court, differently constituted, had indicated that it would be minded to reduce the sentence, when it granted leave to appeal. It would be wrong not to reduce the sentence, given that indication.

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