In determining what sentence to pass on an offender who has pleaded guilty to an offence in proceedings before that or another court1, a court must take into account:
(1) the stage in the proceedings for the offence at which the offender indicated his intention to plead guilty2; and
(2) the circumstances in which this indication was given3.
A reduction in sentence for a plea of guilty should only be applied to the punitive elements of a penalty: the guilty plea reduction has no impact on a sentencing decision in relation to ancillary orders, including orders of disqualification from driving4.
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