The Attorney General v Stephen John Langley

CourtRoyal Court
Judgment Date24 November 2000
Neutral Citation[2000] JRC 236
Date24 November 2000

[2000] JRC 236


(Samedi Division)


Sir Philip Bailhache, Bailiff and Jurats Quérée and Bullen.

The Attorney General
Stephen John Langley

Mrs. S. Sharpe, Crown Advocate.

Advocate J.C. Gollop for the accused.


A.G. v Nafkha (23rd May, 2000) Jersey Unreported.

Admitted breach of a 12 month's probation; 120 hours Community Service, made by the Royal Court on 15 th October, 1999 ( See Jersey Unreported Judgment of that date) following a guilty plea to:

2 counts of possession of a controlled drug, contrary to Article 6 (1) of the Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978;

Count 2: diamorphine.

Count 3: cannabis resin.

1 count of possession without the authority of the Defence Committee, a weapon designed to discharge of any noxious thing contrary to Article 19 of the Firearms (Jersey) Law 1956 (Count 4)

[Count 1 of Indictment (possession with intent to supply) diamorphine, contrary to Article 6 (2) of the Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978, to which the accused pleaded not guilty, was not before the Court, as he was acquitted by the Inferior Number on 7 th September, 1999].

[On 2 nd June, 2000, the accused failed to appear before the Court to answer to his breach of the probation order and his arrest was ordered; on 3 rd November, 2000, he was remanded on bail to the following week; on 10 th November, his counsel was without instructions and the accused was again remanded on a warning to appear today].


Probation Order be discharged and following sentences substituted:

Count 2: 15 months' imprisonment.

Count 3: 1 week's imprisonment.

Count 4: 3 months' imprisonment.

All concurrent. TOTAL: 15 months' imprisonment.

Sentence & Observations of Court: 6 months' Probation Order, with 120 hours community service.




Langley, when the Court sentenced you on 15 th October, 1999, the Deputy Bailiff made it clear that if you broke any of the conditions you would be brought back to Court and that you would be sentenced accordingly.


You have acted irresponsibly; you have placed your liberty at risk; and, more importantly, perhaps, you have exposed your family to the possibility of being without a provider while you serve a prison sentence.


We have listened very carefully to your counsel, to whom you have reason to be extremely grateful, and we have been persuaded that the problems of the last 12 months and your strength of character in overcoming your...

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