Maughan, Regina v (Northern Ireland): SC 18 May 2022

The defendant contended that the sentencing judge erred in reducing the discount to which he was entitled for his plea by reason (i) of his failure to accept responsibility for his offending behaviour when requested for interview after detention or to indicate his intention to plead guilty at any stage prior to arraignment and (ii) the fact that he was caught red handed in respect of some of the offences.


Lord Hodge, Deputy President

Lord Hamblen

Lord Burrows

Sir Declan Morgan

Lord Lloyd-Jones


[2022] UKSC 13


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Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.677757