Sentencing Guidelines - Personal Mitigating Circumstances – Exceptional Circumstances

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4 judgments

24 February 2006

Gary McDonald, John Keith McDonald and Stephen Gary Maternaghan, Attorney General's Reference (Number 1 of 2006) (AG REF 11-13 of 2005)

Guilty pleas - need to plead at earliest opportunity.

[2006] NICA 4
Kerr LCJ
28 June 1993

Attorney General's Reference (No.2 of 1993)

Thirty month imprisonment for offence of burglary - elderly victim - suspended sentence - exceptional mitigating circumstances - whether unduly lenient.

[1993] 5 NIJB 71
Hutton LCJ
21 November 1991

R v Raymond Gerard Quigg

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.

[1991] 9 NIJB 38
Hutton LCJ
04 October 1991

R v Ivan Frederick Houston

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.

R v Houston 041091
Hutton LCJ