New details have emerged about forensic testing deficiencies at two of the country’s leading laboratories. Police are currently investigating the circumstances, and a number of people have been arrested.
It could be argued that the police could ask you at any given time for your PIN, but you can always say no. The most important issue is whether or not they can take further action if you say no.
Participating in Organised Crime is a new offence created by the Serious Crime Act 2015 legislation. Section 45 of the Act makes it an offence to participate in the activities of an organised crime group.
he Sentencing Council has published new definitive guidelines for intimidatory offences sentencing to take effect in respect to all cases sentenced on or after 1 October 2018.
The criminal behaviour order (CBO) replaced the Anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) and can be made if convicted of a criminal offence. There are some key differences between the two orders, but the overall impact is very similar.