Wong Cheung v The Queen

CourtCourt of Appeal (Hong Kong)
Judgment Date29 Sep 1971
Judgement NumberCACC600/1971
SubjectCriminal Appeal
CACC000600/1971 WONG CHEUNG v. THE QUEEN

CACC000600/1971

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONG KONG

(APPELLATE JURISDICTION)

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 600 OF 1971

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BETWEEN
WONG CHEUNG Appellant
and
THE QUEEN Respondent

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Coram: Pickering, J.

Date of Judgment: 29th September, 1971.

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JUDGMENT

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1. The appellant was charged with going equipped for stealing and now appeals against the sentence of 9 months imprisonment imposed upon him as a result of his plea of guilty.

2. The sentence was imposed by the same learned magistrate who, in Criminal Appeal 407 of 1971, explained a sentence of the same length by reference to the case of "Person"(1). It seems apparent that the judgment of this Court from the appeal against sentence in Criminal Appeal 407 of 1971 has not yet reached the magistrate.

3. In that case I said that the "significant sentence" in Hong Kong has come to be regarded as standing in the region of 6 months rather than 9 months and, in an effort to secure uniformity of sentencing, I allowed the appeal in that case to the extent that the sentence of 9 months imprisonment was reduced to one of 6 months.

4. The same result must obtain in the present case, and the appeal is allowed and the sentence reduced from 9 months to 6 months.

Representation:

Appellant in person

Soh, C.C. for Crown.

(1) 1969 C.A.R. 640

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