Regina v Martin (S): CACD 5 Apr 2006

The defendant appealed a nine year sentence for importation of cocaine.
Held: The notional standard was twelve years. The defendant said she should have recieved a discount of one third for her guilty plea and other mitigation. The courts could not treat sentencing as a mathematical exercise. ‘there [is] no gridplan or points system. Although consistency of approach was undoubtedly to be encouraged, guidelines, whether provided by the Court of Appeal or the Sentencing Guidelines Council, in accordance with its responsibility remained guidelines.’ Eight years was substituted.


Sir igor Judge President, Mackay J, Gross J


Times 06-Jun-2006, [2006] EWCA 1035


England and Wales

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CitedWhittle, Regina v CACD 9-Mar-2007
The defendant appealed his sentence of five years for supplying heroin.
Held: The court had been correct not to apply the additional discounts to the Dharja guidelines. The main appeal failed, though the offence had not been one attracting the . .
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