In The Media
Here are a selection of posts and articles from the Media and Digital Media team here at Morton’s Solicitors including print articles as well as TV, Radio and Video features.
The types of corruption in the prison services are broad, with drugs being brought in by corrupt guards to a member of staff engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a prisoner. There are already security teams in place in prisons that may search staff, with the use of metal detectors if needed. The new units are going to compliment the system already in place, giving it an extra layer.
This article looks at speeding and whether there is any leeway – and also whether what the punishments are for excessive speeding.
Although it is not actually a requirement for a person to sign the Official Secrets Act, often times it is done to reinforce to members of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ that the act applies to them. On top of this, certain persons must be notified that the Act applies to them as this will trigger liability for relevant offences.
Forensic Evidence in the Criminal Justice System has been in the news again recently – with the confiscation of mobile phones for evidence in rape cases stirring mixed opinions. Here we look at how forensic evidence in used.
With an audience captured by hard-hitting BBC cop drama “Line of Duty” – the role of undercover policing is an interesting topic which shows up in rather an extreme way in the case of the TV show. So just how accurate is the show to real life undercover policing?
With this type of protest, the police are met with a challenge. Should they prioritise the right of the protesters to protest, or should their main worry be the right of people to move around the city freely and without interruption?
The Crown Prosecution Service has issued new guidance to prosecutors as to which offences may be committed regarding “child-like” sex dolls after more than 200 seizures by Customs Officers in the last two years.
Usually the court will consider questions which explore things like, whether the alleged offence is serious enough to justify a retrial, or whether, if re-convicted, the appellant would be likely to serve a significant period or further period in custody. Factors such as the appellant’s age and health may also come into play.
Bankruptcy is difficult enough – but if you do not provide total transparency to your financial affairs then you run the risk of breaking the law – and a custodial sentence. If you are thinking about Bankruptcy, you should perhaps read this as well.
There have been two entirely different crime stories in the news this week, but both will challenge the court to consider sentencing guidelines and how they ought to be applied.