Re Francis Moore

CourtDistrict Court (Ireland)
Judgment Date01 January 1939
Date01 January 1939
(C.C.A., N.I.),
In re Francis Moore

Minor offence - Consideration of previous convictions - Good character of prisoner immediately preceding offence - What judge ought to consider in passing sentence -Criminal Appeal (N.I.) Act, 1930 (20 21 Geo. V., c. 45).

When dealing with a relatively minor offence a bad record does not warrant the imposition of an unduly severe sentence. A matter that should be taken into consideration in sentencing a prisoner with previous convictions is his efforts to keep from crime. A sentence of five years' penal servitude...

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