Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2013] All ER (D) 289 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2013] EWCA Crim 1054
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Hallett LJ, Ouseley J and Judge Cooke

Representation Abdul Kapadia (instructed by EBR Attridge) for the appellant.
  Stephen Apted (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 28 June 2013


Criminal law - Appeal - Appeal against conviction - Defendant pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon - Defendant subsequently learning that her weapon was not prohibited and she had not committed the offence - Defendant appealing - Whether conviction should be quashed - Criminal Appeals Act 1968, s 3A.

The Case

Criminal law Appeal. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed an appeal against conviction in circumstances where the defendant had previously pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon when in fact her shotgun could not be regarded as a prohibited weapon and rather required a firearm certificate.

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