Sentencing Guidelines - Road Traffic Offences

4 judgments

19 June 1998

Attorney General's Reference (No 1 of 1998) (McElwee)

Unduly lenient sentence - dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm; driving without insurance; driving whilst disqualified; and drink driving - previous bad record of driving offences - whether right to make a custody probation order - guidance of use of this sentencing power.

[1998] NIJB 64
Carswell LCJ
24 April 1998

R v Seamus Gerard Mullan

Causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink - salient factors to the extent of the carelessness - "hit and run" accident - plea of guilty.

Mullan 240498
MacDermott LJ
16 March 1998

R v McShane

Dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified - discount for guilty plea - when maximum sentence may be imposed on a guilty plea.

[1998] NIJB 64
Kerr J
13 February 1998

R v Sloan

Dangerous driving - causing death or grievous bodily harm - circumstances aggravating offence and circumstances mitigating offence - length of appropriate custodial sentence.

[1998] NI 58
MacDermott LJ