Sentencing Guidelines - Suspended Sentences
Reference by DPP under s. 36 Criminal Justice Act 1988 – whether sentence for attempted murder unduly lenient - appropriate sentencing range for offence of attempted murder - adherence to statutory test in considering imposition of suspended sentences - need for care in assessment of dangerousness - original sentence unduly lenient and substituted – appeal allowed.
Causing GBI by careless driving – dangerous driving – perverting the course of justice – almost invariably requires immediate consecutive sentence – suspended sentences inappropriate in this case – sentencers need to consider whether exceptional circumstances exists in serious offending before suspending.
Activation of earlier suspended sentence - totality.
Suspended sentence - adequacy of sentence - offences against the person - causing grievous bodily harm and burglary - whether suspended sentences unduly lenient - procedure for suspending sentence.