[2008] EWCA Crim 292

Criminal sentencing lawyers and the sentencing courts needed to be aware of the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.247 when considering the expected period to be served by prisoners subject to an extended sentence. In the instant case, there had been ignorance of that provision so that, even though the sentencing judge had accurately exercised his sentencing powers, the prisoner was potentially subject to a custodial sentence that exceeded the statutory maximum for the offence involved.

CA (Crim Div) (Keene LJ, Hedley J, Judge Hall)


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