Regina vCliff: CACD 25 Nov 2004

The defendant had been convicted of an affray. A car was used in the course of the defendant getting to the scene. He appealed against a sentence of imprisonment and disqualification from driving for two years.
Held: A disqualification could be imposed even though the offence was not a driving offence as such. The section was wide in its ambit, and was wider than its predecessors. There were good reasons for the disqualification, since the circumstances included an allegation of the defendant having driven whilst tipsy and colliding with another car, but a nine month disqualification was substituted.


Gage LJ, Nelson J, Field J


Times 01-Dec-2004


Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 146


England and Wales

Criminal Sentencing, Road Traffic

Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.220262