Practice and Procedure

R v KWAME LUCAS (2011)

PUBLISHED November 17, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 2806

A young offender who had two previous relevant drug convictions for offences committed when he was almost 16, and when he was 17, could not escape the minimum sentence provisions of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 s.110 after committing a third offence at age 18. His youth at the time of the offences did not amount to "particular circumstances" enabling the court to depart from s.110.

CA (Crim Div) (Jackson LJ, Royce J, Recorder of Chester)