Du Plooy v HM Advocate

 

Summary

This gives guidance on the appropriate level of sentence discounts in cases where the accused has pled guilty.

 

Nature of the case

This case is about sentencing discounts and what the correct level should be when a person pleads guilty to an offence.

 

Facts

Devonne Du Plooy and three other people appealed against their sentences because they argued that, among other things, not enough allowance had been given for their guilty pleas by the sentencing judges.

 

Issue

The High Court of Justiciary, in dealing with this case, gave guidance about: 

 

Decision

In this case, the High Court decided that:

 

Du Plooy v HM Advocate