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The offence of possession of a bladed articleThe offence of having a bladed article in a public place can be tried in either the magistrates' court or...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Henry of Optimum Advocates and Stephen O’Rourke QC of Terra Firma Chambers 12th Jan
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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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Searches of premises during criminal investigations may be conducted on the authority of a warrant issued by a court, or without warrant under a...
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Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an...
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Offence of cheating the public revenueThe offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that,...
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When do local authorities investigate environmental offences?Environmental offences cover a broad range of crimes which affect the surroundings we...
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The police have wide powers to take non-intimate samples from a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984). Non-intimate...
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Exceptions under the CJA 2003The admission of hearsay evidence is regulated by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003).See Practice Note:...
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The offence of misleading omissionsEngaging in a commercial practice that is a misleading omission is made an offence by the Consumer Protection from...
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Vikki Woodfine of DWF LLP 18th Jan
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STOP PRESS: The Department for Transport has introduced new statutory standards for taxi and private hire vehicles (PHV) across England and Wales to...
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Produced in partnership with Freddie Humphreys of Kings Chambers 16th Jan
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Defendant to raise their defenceA number of defences may apply in road traffic cases. These include:•automatism•insanity•duress and necessity, and•the...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Taylor of Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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A notice of intended prosecution (NIP) is a notification, usually by the police, that a prosecution is being considered against an individual.The...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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What are special reasons in driving sentencing?Special reasons are a category of mitigating arguments that can: •prevent a defendant from being...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Sorel-Cameron of Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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Proving the identity of the driverWhere the court is satisfied that accused was served with a notice under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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Discretionary power to disqualify from drivingThe principal statutes that govern discretionary disqualification are the Road Traffic Offenders Act...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Taylor of Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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The elements of the offenceCausing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs is an offence under section 3A of the Road...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Renteurs of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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Causing death by driving while disqualifiedSection 3ZC of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) creates a separate offence of causing death by driving...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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Offences which require obligatory disqualificationOffences which carry obligatory disqualification are set out in Schedule 2, Parts I and II of the...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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The Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) creates a number of alcohol and drug related offences.The principal ones are:•driving with excess alcohol or...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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Causing death by careless or inconsiderate drivingIf a person drives a car carelessly or without consideration for other road users and their driving...
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Produced in partnership with 18 Red Lion Court 11th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Vikki Woodfine of DWF LLP 11th Jan
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Police powers and preliminary testsUnder the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988) there are three types of preliminary tests.These are:•a breath test...
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Produced in partnership with Red Lion Chambers 11th Jan
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STOP PRESS: All offenders convicted on or after 1 December 2020 must be sentenced under the provisions of the Sentencing Code, regardless of the date...
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Produced in partnership with 18 Red Lion Court 11th Jan
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If a person drives or is in charge of a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug in their body which is above the legal...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Stephenson of 2 Hare Court 11th Jan
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This Practice Note explains how the proportion of alcohol in a driver’s system at the time they were driving, rather than at the time that the breath...
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