sentencing in criminal cases

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TAKING INTO ACCOUNT FOREIGN SENTENCES

R v Bazegurore & Another  [2020] EWCA   

The central issue in these criminal cases, originally heard at Aylesbury Crown Court outside of London, concerns the obligation, if any, upon a court under the Sentencing Council Guidelines, or otherwise, to take account of sentences imposed by foreign courts for similar offences, when sentencing a defendant.

EXTENDED SENTENCES

Robert Baker & Michael Richards [2020] EWCA Crim 176.

The central issue in this  criminal case heard at the Court of Appeal in London, was was whether it was appropriate to take into account the fact that a defendant had been recalled on license and would therefore already be at the hands of the parole board before release and therefore the issue over public protection had already been catered for.


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WHETHER A RECALL ON LICENSE AMOUNTS TO MITIGATION

Daniel Burtak [2020] EWCA Crim 28

The Court of Appeal, Criminal division sitting in London stated in this case that the Judge should not have taken into account as mitigation, the fact that the defendant had been recalled on license.