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Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Criminal Behaviour Orders

Is it an ASBO?  The criminal behaviour order (CBO) replaced the Anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) and can be made if convicted of a criminal offence. There are some key differences between the two orders, but the overall impact is very similar. When can a CBO be made? As long as the two-stage test is met [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Weapons – Government to Get Tough

The government has published an Offensive Weapons Bill, which is designed to signal a more stringent approach to the possession of weapons and liquids that can be used to cause harm, such as corrosive substances. The Bill forms part of the government’s response to the recent rise in serious violence, set out in the £40 [...]

By |June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I’m Going to Kill You!”

How many times have you said something similar? Is it an offence? If you make such a threat, intending that another would fear it would be carried out, you commit an offence of making threats to kill. The offence is under section 16 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. Even though the legislation [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taking Offences into Consideration – The Issue of TICs

  What are TICs?  TICs are offences to be taken into consideration at the time of sentencing. When would I be asked about them?  If you have pleaded guilty to an offence or are expected to, or are due to be sentenced, you can admit other offences and ask for them to be taken into [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Targeting Drink Drivers

The government has announced its intention to use new roadside breathalysers, in a move that could see a further 6,000 convictions per year for drink driving. At the moment, the breath test procedure is in 2 stages, a person who tests positive at the roadside will be arrested and taken to a police station for [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social Media Crime

With the ever-growing popularity of social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram it is important to take a step back and consider your use of them. You need to make sure that you and your children not only control the personal information that is put onto social media but also your behaviour on [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments