IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
MAGISTRACY APPEAL NO.288 OF 2007
(ON APPEAL FROM STCC 1753 OF 2007)
Before : Hon Nguyen J in Court
Date of Hearing : 26 April 2007
Date of Judgment : 26 April 2007
J U D G M E N T
1. The starting point of 18 months’ imprisonment for the two charges is neither manifestly excessive nor wrong in principle.
2. The magistrate gave a proper one-third discount for the pleas and reduced the sentences to 12 months. The magistrate properly orderedthat the two sentences are to be served concurrently.
3. The 12 months were ordered by the magistrate to be served consecutively to the 12 months the appellant was serving for another differentand unrelated offence. That is a proper order as the two sets of offences were committed on different dates and the offences weretotally different.
4. The appeal against sentence is dismissed.
Mr Prakash L. Daryanani, SGC of Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Appellant in person