Frameworks that help courts in sentencing

AGC proposes guidelines on appropriate punishments based on relevant factors

Noor Fadhilah Azlan had offered drugs last year to three juveniles - two were 14 at the time, and one was 13.
Noor Fadhilah Azlan had offered drugs last year to three juveniles - two were 14 at the time, and one was 13.

Earlier this year, deputy public prosecutors from the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) were faced with a sentencing dilemma in the first case of a new offence in Singapore.

An adult had permitted individuals under 21 to consume a drug in her possession.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 28, 2020, with the headline 'Frameworks that help courts in sentencing'. Print Edition | Subscribe