How not to make a mountain out of a molehill – appellate guidance on guilty plea discounting in road traffic cases

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Comments on the High Court of Justiciary decision in Wilson (Cameron) v Procurator Fiscal, Aberdeen on whether, in a road traffic case where there were separate parts to a sentence, such as a fine and the imposition of penalty points, the court was required to apply the same rate of discount to each part of the sentence under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 s.196.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-5
JournalGreens Criminal Law Bulletin
Issue number157
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Reduction of sentence
  • Road traffic offences
  • Scotland

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