Regina v Anderson; Anderson v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 1978

A defendant may be sentenced only for an offence proved against him (by admission or verdict) or which he has admitted and asked the court to take into consideration when passing sentence.


[1978] AC 964, (1978) 67 Cr App R 185


England and Wales

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CitedRegina v Canavan, Kidd, Shaw CACD 10-Jul-1997
A sentencing court cannot take into account factors neither admitted by nor proved against the defendant. The cases sought to be allowed for by the Crown were representative but unadmitted counts. It offended a fundamental principle of sentencing . .
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Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 13 May 2022; Ref: scu.231495