Attorney General’s reference (No 11 of 2003): CANI 2003

For an offence of possession of approximately 1.5 kilograms of a class A drug, cocaine, with intent to supply, the court increased a sentence of eighteen months to three and a half years. But for the effect of double jeopardy, the sentence would have been five years.


[2003] NICA 42


Northern Ireland

Cited by:

CitedAttorney General’s Reference (Number 8 of 2004) (Dawson and Others) CANI 15-Apr-2005
Defendants had been convicted of offences involving supply of cannabis and cocaine, including the evasion of import controls and conspiracy. The sentences were appealed as too lenient.
Held: Where a prosecutor was aware that a plea of guilty . .
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Northern Ireland, Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 23 June 2022; Ref: scu.224219