Gisborne, Regina v: CACD 6 Oct 2005

The defendant was an animal rights activist. She had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to damage property but had not received full credit for her plea.
Held: She should have received full credit. Although the case against her was ‘utterly overwhelming’, ‘the strength of the prosecution case should not, in itself, be regarded as a reason for reducing the discount otherwise appropriate for a prompt plea of guilty’.


[2005] EWCA Crim 2491




England and Wales

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CitedFrench and Webster, Regina v (Attorney General’s Reference No 14 and No 15 of 2006) CACD 8-Jun-2006
The defendant had been convicted of repeatedly raping a 12 week old girl, and other sexual offences against young girls. After pleading guilty, the judge had passed a life sentence setting the minimum term at six years which was lower because of the . .
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