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Monthly Archives: December 2018

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Will the Court Know About My Previous Convictions?

If you are being sentenced for an offence, the court will be aware of, and may take into account, any convictions you have. Whether this has any impact upon the sentence passed will very much depend on the date of those convictions and the relevance of any to the more recent offending. If you plead [...]

By |December 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Computer hacking

Hacking has been in the news a great deal in the last couple of years, for example, the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the extradition case of Lauri Love and the hacking of user accounts of various large companies in order to steal personal information. At the other end of the spectrum we see cases of [...]

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

Stop and Search

The power of the police to stop and search is currently in the media due to the rise in murders and serious crimes of violence involving the use of knives, particularly in London. A particular area of concern is the disproportionate use of search powers in relation to some minority groups. So, what are the [...]

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

Fly-tipping – ensuring all polluters pay

We all know that fly-tipping is an offence, but did you know you commit an offence if you pass waste to someone who isn’t licensed?  What do you mean by ‘waste’? This article is referring to household waste, for example, excess rubbish that does not fit in your general collection bins. How could I commit [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments