Examines HM Advocate v Lindsay (Iain) (HCJ Appeal), a Crown appeal, as unduly lenient, against a sentence of four months' imprisonment, reduced from six months to reflect a guilty plea, imposed on a man who was charged with culpably and recklessly coughing in the faces of two police officers while he was at the charge bar. Notes the court's disapproval of awarding "enhanced" sentence discounts and its consideration of the effect of the pandemic on the prison regime.
|Journal||Greens Criminal Law Bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Prison conditions
- Reduction of sentence
- Undue leniency