It may have slipped under the Brexit-filled radar but the “other” big news story recently was the surprising news that the Prisons Minister is considering whether to abolish the power to impose short prison sentences, those of 6 months or less….
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 has recently undergone a review to see how effective it is proving. Here we look at the findings of the review and the implications.
Restorative Justice (which is often referred to as RJ) is a way of holding offenders to account and can be used as an alternative to a caution or conviction, or alongside a sentence.
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.
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.