[2012] EWCA Crim 1431

The court stressed the importance of a judge ascertaining whether a plea had been entered at the "first reasonable opportunity" for the purpose of discounting sentence. It could depend on when documents had been served and a number of other factors. There was no invariable rule that it must be when the defendant was interviewed at the police station.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Silber J, Hamblen J)


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