Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 183 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Crim 1483
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Pill LJ, Burnett J and Judge Hall

Representation Mohammed Khamisa QC and Felicia Davy (instructed by ABV Solicitors) for the defendant.
  D Groome and A Alibhai (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 17 July 2009


Criminal Law - Practice - Trial of indictment - Defendant pleading guilty on agreed basis of plea - Prosecution bring further charges relating to same facts underlying previous conviction - Whether further charges amounting to abuse of process.

The Case

Criminal Law Practice. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: It would be an abuse of process of the court to allow the prosecution to go behind an agreed basis of plea in relation to an offence of supplying cocaine and allow the prosecution to prosecute the defendant for further money laundering offences, arising out of the same facts as the drugs offence.

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