The case of Tommy Robinson, or to give him his real name, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has brought the issue of “contempt of court” into the public eye, but what is it all about?
A few years ago, the National Probation Service was split into two. The existing service maintained its supervision of high-risk offenders, mainly those serving lengthy sentences or with complex rehabilitation needs, the remaining offenders, by far the vast majority,...
The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for how those guilty of child cruelty offences should be sentenced.
The law surrounding drug supply can be extremely complex, with factors such as proof of intent to supply and the location of drug supply greatly effecting the way in which you can be sentenced.
Who is Ben Stokes?
Ben Stokes is an England cricketer who was charged with affray before being acquitted by a jury.
Some of the biggest festivals at Leeds and Creamfields will be attended this coming bank holiday weekend and we’re on hand to guide you if you are caught with drugs at these festivals.
An ordinary DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check can reveal previous convictions and cautions. An enhanced check, which is required for many jobs, may reveal more in-depth information held by the police. This can include intelligence, arrests, prosecutions and acquittals.
Support is available through the witness service for any witness who must attend court. The support provided may be practical or it may be emotional.
You DO have a right to be granted bail, however under certain circumstances this right can be taken away. The circumstances include the court believing that if granted bail it would be likely that you would:
Fail to surrender;
Commit further offences on bail; or
Interfere with witnesses
If the police suspect that you are over the limit then you are obliged to give a sample, it doesn’t matter if you know that you are under the limit. The same rule applies if the police have reason to believe that you were driving even if you weren’t.