Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 167 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Crim 1934
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Thomas LJ, King and Nicol JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Paris Paraskos (instructed by LB and Co Solicitors) for the defendant.
  The Crown did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 21 August 2009


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Possessing false identity document - Defendant using false passport to obtain work - Defendant sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment - Whether use of false passport to obtain work to be treated less severely than use of false passport to obtain entry into UK - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: A sentence of 12 months' imprisonment imposed for possession of a false identity documents with intent would be reduced to six months in circumstances where false documents were used merely to obtain work and not to gain entry to the United Kingdom.

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