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Tag: Turning 18

14 March 2015

Turning 18 between conviction and sentence

R v Dennis Obasi [2014] EWCA Crim 581 The Court of Appeal confirmed that the relevant age for the purpose of sentencing is the age at the date of conviction. Where a young person is 17 at the date of conviction and 18 at the time of sentence the ‘relevant age’ for the purpose of sentencing is 17.