Musings and Snippets from a recently retired JP. I served for 31 years, mostly in west London. I was Chairman of my Bench for some years, and a member of the National Bench Chairmen's Forum All cases are based on real ones, but anonymised and composited. All opinions are those of one or more individuals. JPs swear to enforce the law of the land, whether or not they approve of it. Nothing on here constitutes legal advice.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Sentencing Yet Again
Once again there is a lot of criticism of sentencing in the comments on the previous thread and elsehere on the blog. Inspector Gadget's blog in particular has dozens of furious and sometimes intemperate comments about an appeal from sentences for gravely injuring a policeman. I am not going to say anything about it until I have had a chance to read the Appeal Court's reasons, but to be getting on with this is the Bar council's guide to the basic rules of sentencing serious crimes.
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