ABSENCE OF AGGRAVATING FEATURES

A minimum term of 11 years and three months was set following a conviction for murder where there were no aggravating features under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 Sch.21 para.10 but there were mitigating features, including an absence of intention to kill, the offender’s age and that the offender had made exceptional progress following his conviction.

[2006] EWHC 473 (QB)

Where the appellant had caused death by dangerous driving by overtaking with limited vision and insufficient speed, a sentence of four years’ imprisonment and period of eight years’ disqualification were manifestly excessive and were quashed and substituted with a sentence of three years’ imprisonment and a disqualification period of four years.

[2001] EWCA Crim 2165