Practice and Procedure

R v MARCUS JAMA (2009)

PUBLISHED September 11, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 2109

Although a judge had imposed a term of 26 weeks' imprisonment for an offence of harassment, without appreciating that he had no power to pass a sentence which would take effect after the expiry of the recall period from a previous sentence, it was not appropriate in the circumstances to exercise the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 s.155 in order to increase the term.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias LJ, Simon J, Coulson J)