HKSAR v. CHAN YIK YU

DCCC1145/2011

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 1145 OF 2011

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HKSAR
v.
Chan Yik-yu
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Before: Deputy District Judge Don So

Date: 9 February 2012 at 9.53 am

Present: Mr Phil Chau, counsel on fiat, for HKSAR
Mr David Boyton, instructed by Messrs Y K Lau & Chu, assigned by the Director of Legal Aid, for the Defendant

Offence: Trafficking in a dangerous drug (販運危險藥物)

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Reasons for Sentence

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1. It was my luck to have both parties represented by able and responsible lawyers today. This can help eliminate any possible mistake.

2. The defendant, surely upon the right advice, pleaded guilty to the case. He admitted that, in fact, he was in possession of the“Ice” in question, which was 6.48 grammes of crystalline solid containing 6.25 grammes of “Ice” purity.

3. The defendant is relatively young, 19 years old, and he is single, living with the family at the reported address. He has a clearrecord.

4. I was told and I believe that the sentencing authority says that for trafficking in “Ice” of less than 10 grammes, it was 3years imprisonment to start and up to 7 years.

5. I have considered everything in this case. I adopt a starting point of 63 months imprisonment; one-third discount, and, therefore,42 months’ imprisonment.

6. I have listened to the very able mitigation advanced on your behalf by your lawyer, but I do not see anything in substance whereI can reduce the sentence any further.

(Don So)
Deputy District Judge