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No error in sentence imposed for theft of clothing

By: Ciaran Joyce BL

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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against the sentence of three years’ imprisonment with the final year suspended, imposed for theft of clothing to the value of €469, finding that there was no error in principle, that ample credit was given by the Circuit judge for all relevant factors, and provision was made for rehabilitation by the suspension of the final year of the three-year sentence.

Criminal law – appeal against the sentence of three years’ imprisonment with the final year suspended imposed for theft of clothing to the value of €469 – ample credit was given by the Circuit Court judge for all relevant factors and provision was made for rehabilitation by the suspension of the final year of the three-year sentence – appeal dismissed.

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