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Sentences to be increased for assaults on emergency services workers

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On 13 September 2018, the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 received Royal Assent, increasing the maximum sentence for low level assaults committed against an emergency worker from six months to 12 months custody in the...

Should a person seek legal advice when they being interviewed under caution by someone other than the police?

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There are many situations when an individual will be interviewed under caution. The most common example of this will be at the police station when a suspect will be questioned over a criminal offence. It is vitally important that legal...

New Year, New Drone

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They were this year’s ‘must have’ gifts for young and old alike. They come in all shapes, sizes and complexities, from ‘nano’ versions that measure no-more than a couple of inches across to enormous, GPS enabled, camera wielding...

Police to interview suspects using body cameras away from the police station

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Police officers are now able to interview suspects on the street using their body cameras for low level offences such as shoplifting and minor criminal damage offences. It has been widely reported that the police is having to deal with budget cuts. Andy...

Government discusses transgender prisoners

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According to the recent data by the Ministry of Justice there are 85,977 male and 3,935 female prisoners in the UK. Currently, transgender prisoners are not recognised but it is estimated that there are around 80 transgender people incarcerated across...

Government scrap 'controversial' criminal court charge

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In April this year, the Government introduced an additional financial penalty on convicted criminals appearing in court in England and Wales. This ‘criminal court charge’ ranged from £150 in the magistrates court to £1200 in the...