Judgment Title: D.P.P.-v- RMcC
Composition of Court: Fennelly J., Lavan J., Macken J.
Judgment by: Fennelly J.
Status of Judgment: Approved
Dismiss appeal, affirm sentence
(a) the stage in the proceedings for the offence at which the person indicated an intention to plead guilty, and
(b) the circumstances in which this indication was given.
(2) To avoid doubt, it is hereby declared that subsection (1) shall not preclude a court from passing the maximum sentence prescribed by law for an offence if, notwithstanding the plea of guilty, the court is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the offence which warrant the maximum sentence.”