Sentencing Guidelines - General Sentencing Issues
Burglary and reckless driving - length of sentence - appellant sentenced to five years' imprisonment after pleading - appellant suffering from schizophrenia - whether sentence should be reduced.
Armed robbery - length of sentence - co-accused pleading not guilty at time appellants sentenced - co-accused subsequently pleading guilty to aiding and abetting, counselling and procuring armed robbery - co-accused sentenced to shorter prison terms than appellants - disparity in sentences - whether appellant's sentences should be reduced - whether justification for appellant's sense of grievance.
Terrorist Offences - attempted murder - possession of firearms with intent - disparity between sentences of co-accused - accused charged with committing a number of offences - concurrent sentences.
Terrorist offences - conspiracy to murder, possession of firearms with intent and false imprisonment - court should decide appropriate sentence without reference to questions of remission or parole - deterrent sentences for terrorist offences.
Disparity - principles to be applied - appellant convicted of several counts of burglary after admitting offences some of which had been committed with associate - appellant receiving same sentence as associate even though committing less crimes and stealing less property - whether disparity grounds for reduction of appellant's sentence and whether unfair to appellant.
Terrorist offences - conspiracy to murder and cause explosion - deterrent sentences - whether account should be taken for time spent in prison on previous charges.
Thirty month imprisonment for offence of burglary - whether excessive or wrong in principle - activation of suspended sentence.
Thirty month imprisonment for offence of burglary - elderly victim - suspended sentence - exceptional mitigating circumstances - whether unduly lenient.
Burglary - offences committed while appellant on bail for another offence - totality of consecutive sentences - disparity between co-accused in respect of the number and quality of their previous convictions - discount for plea of guilty when appellant caught red handed.
Defendants assaulted police officers in an effort to escape after committing burglary - distinction between attempt to resist arrest and intent to inflict grievous bodily harm - concurrent and consecutive sentence - whether sentence for initial offence should be fixed independently of assault - whether sentence unduly lenient.
Making property available for use in connection with terrorism - whether sentence of 10 years manifestly excessive - weight given to the physical condition and personal history of the appellant.
Suspended sentence - activation - factors to be taken into account by Court - whether sentence should be activated in its entirety.
Robbery of bank with imitation firearm - exceptional personal circumstance of appellant based on fact - ex police officer who had been subject to two terrorist attacks and had turned to alcohol.
Attempted murder - booby-trap bomb - appellant's good record and background - whether 22 years imprisonment manifestly excessive.
Suspended sentence - offence committed towards end of operational period of two suspended sentences to which appellant subject to - whether account should be taken of proximity to end of suspended sentence.
Release on licence - subsequent offence - licence revoked and prisoner ordered to be returned to prison - poor record of appellant and tragic background and history.
Release on licence - subsequent offence - licence revoked and prisoner ordered to be returned to prison - appeal - principles to be applied.
Unlawful carnal knowledge - consecutive sentences - three offences against the same victim within relatively short time - whether sentences to consecutive or concurrent.
Armed robbery - disparity of sentence - co-accused treated leniently - whether ground for reducing accused's sentence - observations on sentencing.