Practice and Procedure

Credit for early plea

PUBLISHED March 13, 2012

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division Published March 13, 2012Regina v Wilson (Paul Anthony)Before Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice, Mr Justice Silber and Mr Justice Maddison Judgment February 14, 2012Even where the evidence against a defendant was overwhelming, he should still be given credit for his early plea of guilty, unless, in all the circumstances, the interests of justice did not require it.