The starting point for sentencing for a serious armed robbery or the ‘hold up’ of a security or Post Office vehicle is in the region of 15 years, if firearms were carried and no serious injury inflicted and that the absence of a criminal record should not be considered a strong mitigating factor. The court considered the dangers of admitting evidence from suspects in the absence of a full immunity from prosecution.
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England and Wales
Reconsidered – Regina v Christie CACD 1994
It can be wrong in principle to apply section 2(2)(b) in the most serious cases. The section is intended to protect the public where a sentence according with the offence might not be sufficient. In the most serious cases, there is a risk that a . .
Cited – Pearson, Re, Attorney General’s Reference No 1 of 2004 CANI 20-Feb-2004
The Sentencing Advisory Panel consultation paper published in April 2003 should be regarded as providing authoritative guidance as to levels of sentencing in robbery cases. R -v- Turner  61 CAR 67 remained the touchstone for sentencing ranges. . .
Cited – Rooney and Others, Re Attorney General’s Reference (Number 1 of 2005) CANI 11-Nov-2005
The defendants had been convicted or armed robbery. The Attorney General appealed against the sentences saying they were too lenient. Rooney argued that his plea of guilty had been after an indication by the judge and the reference was misguided. . .
Cited – Gibson, Regina v CACD 11-Jan-2006
The defendant renewed has application for leave to appeal against his conviction for the murder of his daughter-in-law. The principle evidence against him was that of an accomplice. She had received letters to say that no further action would be . .
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Updated: 05 May 2022; Ref: scu.181836