Archive for the 'plea bargaining' Category

Plan for 50% sentence discount ‘will offend’ victims – BBC News

“Plans which could see criminals’ sentences cut by up to a half if they plead guilty quickly have been attacked as putting ‘efficiency over justice’.”

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BBC News, 10th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court of Appeal rules on plea bargain sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

“White-collar criminals sentenced to a year or less in jail should have their sentences suspended if they cooperate fully with related fraud investigations, the Court of Appeal ruled last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Judge says plea deal tied his hands over fine for corrupt firm – The Guardian

“A senior judge today criticised the Serious Fraud Office for striking plea bargains which let off corrupt companies too lightly.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fewer rape convictions because plea bargains prevail, report suggests – The Guardian

“Hundreds of convictions gained in rape cases are actually for lesser offences, official figures reveal.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Whittle; Regina v Allison; Regina v Brammar – Times Law Reports

Regina v Whittle; Regina v Allison; Regina v Brammar

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Minimum sentences agreed by United Kingdom employees admitting cartel offences in a plea agreement with the United States authorities and substituted on appeal were not to be treated as guidelines.”

The Times, 27th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Fraud trial plea-bargaining on hold as Govt report is delayed – Legal Week

“A report setting out proposals for the introduction of plea-bargaining in UK fraud trials has been delayed until at least the end of the year.”

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Legal Week, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

McKinnon v Government of the United States of America – Times Law Reports

McKinnon v Government of the United States of America

House of Lords

“A plea bargain offered by a foreign prosecutor to an accused person whose extradition was sought, particularly if offered during a regulated process of plea-bargaining, did not constitute an abuse of process unless it was so extreme as to amount to a threat of unlawful action which imperilled the integrity of the extradition process.”

The Times, 6th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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