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Monthly Archives: November 2017

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Follow The Money

  'Follow the money' is a rather clichéd line from the film 'All The President's Men' which charted the scandal that engulfed President Nixon in the 1970s. But even today, the money trail is very much the first line of investigation in serious fraud cases, and one that is increasingly difficult to follow. Not so [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders

Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) are commonly issued by police when attending incidents of alleged domestic violence. Invariably, whatever the rights and wrongs of a situation, and frequently it is quite impossible for this to be correctly judged, the male is the recipient of a DVPN. The effect of the DVPN is to force the [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forensic Testing Scandal – Is Your Conviction Safe?

Forensic Testing Scandal - Is Your Conviction Safe? New details have emerged about forensic testing deficiencies at two of the country's leading laboratories. Police are currently investigating the circumstances, and a number of people have been arrested. Randox Testing Services (RTS) and Trimega Laboratories handle samples for some of the most high-profile criminal and family [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

None for The Road

As we put Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, easing into those dark wintry nights, it isn't long before Christmas is in our sights and party season gets underway. As night follows day, this time also coincides with a national police initiative concerning drink driving, as forces across the country prepare for a spike in [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

'Laughing gas' more properly known as Nitrous Oxide, is back in the news following a Court of Appeal ruling that the substance is controlled by the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. The Act makes it an offence to possess psychoactive substances with intent to supply, and in limited cases, simple possession is also an offence. The [...]

By |November 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gun Amnesty

Gun Amnesty A two-week gun amnesty begins today across the UK. In this period people will have an opportunity to dispose of firearms and ammunition safely, with 'no questions asked'.   Who are the police reaching out to? The amnesty is directed at two distinct groups of people, firstly those who know they are in [...]

By |November 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Driving Disqualification – Get Your Licence Back

In some instances, it is possible to apply to a court and ask that a driving ban is ended early. Therefore, if your circumstances have changed since being disqualified, it is worth discussing with one of our criminal law specialists whether or not you can take advantage of this legal provision. Is legal aid [...]

By |November 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments