Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland – Times Law Reports

Posted February 14th, 2008 in extradition, law reports, sentencing by sally

Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland

House of Lords

“In considering whether an extradition order should be made in pursuance of a European arrest warrant in a conviction case, it was sufficient if the aggregated sentence was for at least four months; the extradition judge was not concerned with the lengths of the individual sentences aggregated.”

The Times, 14th February 2008

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Regina v Xu and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted February 14th, 2008 in drug offences, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Xu and Others

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Persons convicted of being concerned in the large scale commercial cultivation or production of cannabis, could expect to receive sentences with a starting point of three years if they acted as a gardener, six to seven years if they acted as an organiser, three to seven years if they acted as a manager and higher sentences where they controlled a large number of such operations.”

The Times, 14th February 2008

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Mother jailed for crying rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2008 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

“A young mother of three who tried to frame her lover for rape after her boyfriend found out about their affair was jailed for four months on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2008

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Woman jailed for murder of 100-year-old – Reuters

Posted February 12th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who murdered her 100-year-old aunt, a former dressmaker to the Queen, during a feud over a will was jailed for a minimum of 20 years on Monday.”

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Reuters, 11th February 2008

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Teenagers given life sentences for Newlove murder – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Three youths convicted of kicking and beating Garry Newlove to death outside his own home after a seven-hour drinking binge were today all jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2008

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Number of rapists who escape jail doubles – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 11th, 2008 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“The number of convicted rapists who are spared jail has doubled, new figures have revealed, fuelling claims that the criminal justice system is soft on sex offenders.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2008

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Driver, 78, jailed for road death – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A man of 78 is starting a year in jail after a court heard how his dangerous overtaking killed a father-of-four.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2008

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Judge regrets jailing man in neighbour feud – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2008 in criminal damage, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge has spoken of his ‘regret’ at having to jail a pensioner for five years for firing a pistol at a neighbour’s car after a long-running feud.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2008

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Justice Secretary commits to providing effective community sentences – Ministry of Justice

“Jack Straw has given his commitment to offer more community sentences that provide effective punishment and rehabilitation for offenders, benefiting communities whilst reducing reoffending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2008

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Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2008 in extradition, law reports, sentencing by sally

Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland [2008] UKHL 7; [2008] WLR (D) 34

“The judge, in considering the making of an extradition order under a European arrest warrant in a conviction case where the sentences had been aggregated, was not concerned with the lengths of the individual sentences; it sufficed if the aggregate sentence was of at least four months.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Jail for child porn ex-policeman – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in children, internet, pornography, sentencing by sally

“A retired Metropolitan Police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for distributing 1,863 indecent images of children on the internet.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2008
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Regina (Walker (David)) v Secretary of State for Justice – Times Law Reports

Posted February 6th, 2008 in law reports, parole, sentencing by sally

Regina (Walker (David)) v Secretary of State for Justice; Regina (James (Brett)) v Same

Court of Appeal

“The Secretary of State for Justice acted unlawfully in failing to let prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection show the Parole Board by the expiry of their minimum terms that it was no longer necessary to confine them.”

The Times, 6th February 2008

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This driver will kill someone, warns judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge has criticised Government guidelines that prevent him from passing a longer sentence on a man with 42 motoring convictions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2008

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Five men found guilty of helping 21/7 London bombers – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2008 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“Five men, including the brothers of two of the failed July 21 London bombers, were today found guilty of helping them in the aftermath of the attacks.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2008

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Father of headmaster’s killer jailed for murder – The Observer

Posted February 4th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The father of Learco Chindamo, who stabbed to death headteacher Philip Lawrence, has been sentenced to 25 years for murdering a former girlfriend. Italian Giuseppe Massimo Chindamo, 55, who has been described as a Mafia gangster, was also ordered to pay nearly £100,000 in compensation to his victim’s family.”

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The Observer, 3rd February 2008

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Husband is spared jail for suffocating sick wife who wanted to die – The Times

Posted February 4th, 2008 in assisted suicide, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A husband who helped his wife to kill herself rather than watch her continue to suffer from a debilitating disease was given a 12-month suspended sentence yesterday.”

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The Times, 2nd February 2008

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Sentencing Guidelines Newsletter – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, sentencing by sally

“The 8th edition of the Sentencing Guidelines newsletter provides practitioners with detailed information about sentences for all ranges of offences down to local court or youth offending team level.  It covers the period for 2002 to 2006 for adults and 2002 to the end of March 2007 for youths.”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 31st January 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Related link: The Sentence (PDF)

Brothel manager escapes jail term – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2008 in news, prostitution, sentencing by sally

“A woman who ran four brothels has escaped a jail term after a judge ruled that ‘no-one was harmed’.”

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BBC News, 30th Janaury 2008

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Drugged driver jailed for ‘horrific’ crash – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2008 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

“A drugged driver who ploughed into six shoppers in central London, causing injuries that forced a mother and daughter to have their right legs amputated, was today jailed for four years.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2008

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Jailing mothers ‘damaged a generation’ – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2008 in children, news, sentencing, women by sally

“Mothers of young children should not be jailed unless they pose a risk to society, the Children’s Commissioner for England says in an outspoken condemnation of sentencing policy.”

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The Independent, 30th January 2008

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