Criminal Sentencing

The Applicant was charged with causing death by dangerous driving. He pleaded not guilty to the offence in the District Court but admitted the lesser offence of careless driving. He was convicted of...
March 2020
Criminal sentencing — cruelty to animals — sentencing principles — inappropriate to lay down sentencing tariffs or guidelines given existing statutory framework — deterrent sentence necessary —...
December 2019
Criminal sentencing — manslaughter — suicide pact — 20-year-old defendant and 16-year-old girlfriend — defendant survived but girlfriend drowned — culpability of defendant, taking into account his...
October 2019
1 Introduction Computers are increasingly becoming a part of the furniture of not only the modern courtroom but also the judicial functions, one of which is sentencing. Over the last 30 years,...
October 2019
HKSAR v Cheng Ling Ling [2019] 3 HKLRD 797, [2019] HKCA 636 Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal No 66 of 2018 Macrae V-P and Zervos JA 6 June, 9 July 2019 Criminal sentencing — trafficking —...
September 2019
CRIMINAL SENTENCING HKSAR v Tang Ho Yin [2019] 3 HKLRD 502, [2019] HKCA 611, [2019] HKEC 1742 Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal No 113 of 2018 Macrae V-P, Pang and Zervos JJA 28 May, 5 June...
September 2019
Criminal sentencing — road traffic offences — dangerous driving — driving whilst disqualified — using motor vehicle without third party insurance — driving worst of its kind — blatant disregard for...
July 2019
Criminal sentencing — dangerous drugs — trafficking — 107 g cocaine — sentencing guidelines — not unconstitutional for amounting to arbitrary imprisonment — failure to give defendant discount for...
June 2019