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What guidance have the courts recently given on the sentences to be imposed on offenders found guilty of handling stolen goods?Handling stolen...
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31st Jul
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Handling stolen goodsThe ‘handling’ offenceHandling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way.The elements of the offence are:•dishonestly...
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30th Jul
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Taking a conveyance without the owner's consent (TWOC)Taking a conveyance without authority offenceTaking a conveyance without authority is committed...
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30th Jul
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BlackmailThe offenceA person is guilty of blackmail if, with a view to gain for themselves or another or with intent to cause loss to another, they...
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30th Jul
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BurglaryBurglaryIn most cases burglary is an either-way offence and so it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court.Burglary triable...
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30th Jul
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Dishonesty in the criminal lawDishonesty is a state of mind, which is relevant for the purposes of some criminal offences. Dishonesty provides the...
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30th Jul
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TheftThe offence of theft and mode of trialTheft is an either way offence; it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Note,...
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30th Jul
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Aggravated vehicle-takingThe offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without...
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RobberyRobberyRobbery is a theft offence, involving dishonesty but elevated also by the intention to use force.Robbery can only be tried in the Crown...
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False accounting and false statements under TA 1968False accountingA person who falsifies or conceals information required for an accounting purpose,...
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