[2013] EWCA Crim 2565

A judge was bound to impose a maximum sentence of 30 months' imprisonment following a guilty plea to possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, where he had indicated as such prior to a Newton hearing. The defendant had been entitled to decide whether to pursue a Newton hearing based on the judge's words, and would have had a legitimate expectation as to the maximum sentence that would be passed.

CA (Crim Div) (Fulford LJ, Kenneth Parker J, Judge Leonard QC)


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