ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENT POST SENTENCE

[2012] EWCA Crim 2765 [2012] EWCA Crim 2765

Even though a judge had provided that the sentence she imposed could be amended administratively and retrospectively should it transpire that the number of days credit given for time spent on remand was incorrect, an application under the slip rule was necessary, because the subsequent amendment reduced the credit to zero. That changed the judge’s order from a direction under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.240(3) to the absence of such a direction, and it had done so without the judge’s knowledge.