ACTIVATION OF SUSPENDED SENTENCE

A total sentence of 19 months’ imprisonment was imposed following a plea of guilty to aggravated vehicle-taking and activation of a suspended sentence. That took account of the defendant being subject to an electronically monitored curfew of eight hours a day for 10 months before trial and also the fact that only four months remained of the operational period of the suspended sentence when he committed the subsequent offence.

[2012] EWCA Crim 2230

Time spent by an offender in custody on remand before the imposition of a suspended sentence was to be credited at the time of the activation, rather than at the time of the imposition, of the suspended sentence.

[2010] EWCA Crim 1143

It would be unfair to activate an unpaid work requirement attached to a suspended prison sentence if that requirement had been completed.

[2009] EWCA Crim 133