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Intimate Samples from a detained suspectAn intimate sample is:•a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic hair•a dental...
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Offences relating to untrue declarations etcA person commits an offence under the section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA...
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Any informal request or formal application for the return of property seized by an investigating authority during a criminal investigation will depend...
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Specific intent—definitionOffences requiring specific intent are of two kinds:•where the mental element of the offence requires a purposive intent...
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Voluntary bill of indictmentAn indictment may, exceptionally, be preferred (ie served on a Crown Court) by the direction or with the consent of a High...
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What is a remedial action notice?A remedial action notice is used by enforcement authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or a local...
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The right to bailThe Bail Act 1976 (BA 1976) gives a general right to bail to:•any person appearing before a magistrates’ court, youth court or Crown...
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What is the defence of insanity?Insanity is a common law defence to a criminal charge. A defence of insanity is available in both the magistrates'...
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This Practice Note provides a summary of key corporate manslaughter prosecutions and convictions under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and...
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The introduction of trial by a single justice was a response to a belief, on the part of the government, that the use of two or three justices to deal...
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The offences of common assault and batteryTechnically, the offences of assault and battery are separate summary offences. An assault is committed when...
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Pre-sentence reportsA pre-sentence report (PSR) is a report usually prepared by the National Probation Service (NPS) with a view to assisting the...
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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under the preceding legislation...
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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden...
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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a...
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Definition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex),...
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