Attorney General’s Reference Nos 61, 62 and 63 of 2011: CACD 27 Oct 2011

The AG appealed against sentences imposed on the several defendants for supplying Class A controlled drugs. The sentencer had applied recently proposed guidelines, sentencing them as having low grade involvement in the supply of high quality drugs.
Held: There were no exceptional reasons as to why the current guidelines should not be applied. The references succeeded, and the sentences adjusted accordingly.

Pitchford LJ, Andrew Smith, popplewell JJ
[2011] EWCA Crim 2619
England and Wales
CitedAttorney General’s Reference Nos. 92 and 68 Of 2007 CACD 22-Oct-2007
The AG sought to refer as too lenient sentences imposed upon two defendants each convicted of the unlawful supply of heroin.
Held: The offender had already made a favourable impression upon medical staff during a drug rehabilitation . .
CitedValentas and Another, Regina v CACD 3-Feb-2010
The defendants appealed against their sentences of six years for importation of Class A drugs, saying that the recent proposals for sentencing from the Sentencing advisory Panel would make six years excessive.
Held: The proposals for guidance . .
CitedLeeworthy v Regina CACD 2010
The offender pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to supplying heroin and cocaine. He took undercover police officers to an address. Supplied with money, the offender went inside and emerged with the drugs which he then handed over. He had a bad . .

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Updated: 09 November 2021; Ref: scu.449735