Drug driving: how has new legislation been working? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 6th, 2016 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, fines, medicines, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘In March 2015 new legislation was introduced to specifically tackle drug driving. Prior to that date it had been an offence to drive a vehicle whilst unfit to do so through drink or drugs and this offence remains. Whilst this offence still remains the prosecution would need to prove that driving was impaired. The new legislation made it an offence to drive with eight prescription medications above a prescribed limit and with eight illegal substances. In order to assist police in implementing this offence “drugalysers” were also introduced making it possible for police to test for cocaine and cannabis at the road side using a saliva test. The detection of all other substances requires a blood sample to be taken.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th September 2016

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Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in mental health, news, recidivists, restraint, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘An “obsessed” stalker has been jailed for three years after bombarding the BBC’s Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis with letters and emails over a period of 25 years.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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Privately educated heroin addict jailed for conning widow in £80,000 beggars scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in fraud, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A privately educated musician was among a group of “homeless” conmen who fleeced a retired businesswoman out of up to £80,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2016

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Car-punching man Michael McCabe jailed – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in criminal damage, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was filmed jumping on to a moving car and punching its windscreen has been jailed for nine weeks.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2016

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Dorset man jailed for life over Philippines child sex abuse – The Guardian

‘A pub landlord from Dorset who travelled to south-east Asia and filmed himself sexually abusing children as young as eight has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2016

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Jazzie Watson jailed for life for killing younger brother – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2016 in families, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 20-year-old man who stabbed his younger half-brother to death during an argument over how the teenager was speaking to their mother has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2016

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Drunk driver with ‘gun in lap’ in east London jailed – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2016 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, disqualification, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drunk driver who fell asleep in traffic with a loaded gun resting on his lap has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2016

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Driver jailed for crashing car while inhaling laughing gas – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2016 in dangerous driving, disqualification, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A motorist who crashed her car while inhaling a laughing gas balloon has been jailed for 20 months.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2016

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Stalker Sandra Danevska jailed for trying to frame ex – BBC News

‘A stalker who filed more than 100 bogus reports to police in a vendetta against her ex-boyfriend has been jailed for five years, police in London have said.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2016

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Suspended sentence for optometrist who missed boy’s fatal condition – The Guardian

‘An optometrist who failed to spot symptoms of a life-threatening brain condition during a routine eye test of an eight-year-old who later died has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2016

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Mother is spared jail as judge says looking after her five-year-old daughter left paralysed by crash is ‘a greater punishment than any court could impose’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who killed a great-gradmother and left her own five-year-old daughter paralysed in a head-on horror crash has escaped jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2016

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Insurance fraudster who tried to blame his solicitor jailed for eight months – Litigation Futures

Posted August 26th, 2016 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A man who brought a fraudulent personal injury claim, and then tried to blame his solicitor for bringing the action without his knowledge, has been jailed for eight months for contempt of court.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th August 2016

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Primary school head teacher Ashley Yates jailed for using spy pen to film pupils in toilet – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, teachers, voyeurism by sally

‘A primary school head teacher who filmed children and adults using the toilet has been jailed for two years and eight months.’

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The Independent, 25th August 2016

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Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme ensuring justice for victims of crime and their families – Attorney General’s Office

Posted August 25th, 2016 in appeals, news, sentencing, statistics, victims by sally

‘More than 100 offenders had their prison sentences lengthened following referrals by the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme during 2015.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 24th August 2016

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Former councillor jailed for supplying false information ahead of election – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 25th, 2016 in elections, electoral register, fraud, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘An ex-councillor has been jailed for two months after pleading guilty to supplying false information to an electoral registration officer.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th August 2016

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‘Soft’ prison sentences extended after complaints – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2016 in appeals, complaints, news, sentencing by sally

‘The prison sentences of 102 offenders in England and Wales were extended last year, following complaints the original terms were too soft.’

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BBC News, 25th August 2016

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Man who shot wife at care home sentenced to six years in psychiatric hospital – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2016 in care homes, detention, elderly, firearms, homicide, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who shot his 81-year-old wife dead at a care home has been sentenced to six years in a psychiatric hospital.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2016

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Flasher chooses to avoid jail when asked to decide his own sentence by judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2016 in indecent exposure, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who flashed a mother at a bus stop chose to avoid going to jail in a bizarre courtroom scene which saw him allowed to raise his hand to choose a sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2016

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Man given suspended sentence for death threat to MP – The Guardian

‘A man who sent a threatening voice message to senior Labour MP Ben Bradshaw the day before the killing of parliamentary colleague Jo Cox has been given a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2016

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Dangerous Dogs Act has never worked – Andrew Rosindell MP – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Dangerous Dogs Act has “never really worked” because it only deals with certain breeds, a Tory MP has said as he called for a review of the law.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2016

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