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Monthly Archives: 29th November 2020

Should there be an appeals system for coronavirus fixed penalty notices?

Criminal offences are generally prosecuted through the courts, but from the 1950s onwards, police officers were given the power to issue on-the-spot fines for minor offences. This began with parking offences (which were subsequently decriminalised), but over time the power h...

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Attorney General’s power to refer sentence for being “unduly lenient”

If the Attorney General believes that a sentence is "unduly lenient", or too soft as the newspapers may say, she can ask for the case to be referred back to court to be reconsidered.

This is what happened to Taha Amin. He ...

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Pre-charge engagement between defence and police

New guidelines take effect in the next few weeks, which will promote pre-charge engagement between the defence and police.

What is pre-charge engagement?

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