People v Thomas Leavy

CourtCourt of Criminal Appeal
Judgment Date01 January 1941
Date01 January 1941
Thomas Leavy

Appeal on ground of severity - Manslaughter - Negligent driving of motor car - Driver drunk - Plea of guilty - Three years penal servitude and life disqualification.

The Court refused to interfere with a sentence, the appeal being based on a submission that in cases of first offences of manslaughter by negligence there is a more or less recognised maximum sentence of twelve months imprisonment in the second division. There is no standard sentence in such cases.

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