Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 131 (Aug)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Thomas LJ, Treacy J and King J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Stephen Grattage (instructed by Beachcrofts, Leeds) for the defendant.
  The Crown Prosecution Service did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 17 August 2009


Sentence - Disqualification - Disqualification from driving - Dangerous driving - Defendant pleading guilty and being sentenced to imprisonment with disqualification from driving for five years - Whether period of disqualification excessive.

The Case

Sentence Disqualification. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: A period of four years disqualification from driving was substituted in place of a five year disqualification period, pursuant to the objective of rehabilitation, in circumstances where the defendant had no previous convictions.

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