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Justin McClintock persuades Court of Appeal to reduce sentence in £2.5 million drugs conspiracy by 2 years

By August 11, 2016No Comments

On 9 August Justin McClintock’s submissions in the Court of Appeal led to a two year reduction in the appellant’s sentence for his role in what the prosecution asserted was a conspiracy to supply cocaine worth £2.5 million  The Court of Appeal accepted Justin’s central submission that the appellant incorrectly received a sentence that was outside the relevant sentencing guideline. Accordingly, the appellant’s sentence of imprisonment was reduced from 13 years to 11 years.