Gomes v The State: PC 25 Feb 2015

Trinidad and Tobago – Appeal against sentence – the sentencing court was said not to have allowed for the time spent by the defendant on remand pending extradition from England.
Held: The appeal failed. The judge had correctly exercised the discretion to be allowed when taking into account time spent awaiting extradition.


Lord Mance, Lord Sumption, Lord Reed, Lord Hughes, Sir Brian Leveson


[2015] UKPC 8




England and Wales


CitedCallachand and Another v State of Mauritius PC 4-Nov-2008
(Mauritius) ‘In principle it seems to be clear that where a person is suspected of having committed an offence, is taken into custody and is subsequently convicted, the sentence imposed should be the sentence which is appropriate for the offence. It . .
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Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.543471