A suspended sentence is a term of imprisonment that is suspended so that you do not go into custody immediately and will not go into custody if you comply with the conditions attached.
With this recent case in the UK – where information recorded on an Amazon Echo – was used by prosecution as evidence in a murder trial – could data stored on apps and tech lead to a shift in prosecution evidence?
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.
With regards to GBH/Wounding – In legal shorthand we often refer to section 18 or 20 offences, these refer to specific offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
Under the Harassment Laws, there are two distinct criminal offences, one of harassment putting people in fear of violence and one without. Here we explain more about the Harassment Laws.
A formal statutory system has now been put in place to regulate reduction in sentence for a defendant who aids the authorities, although the ‘text’ regime is still around.