Recent riots and disorder – should offenders feel ‘the full force of the law’? – Legal Week

Posted August 23rd, 2011 in appeals, bail, magistrates, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“Much controversy has been raised by the sentencing meted out to some of those charged with offences committed during the recent disorder. Many cases have already been sentenced either in the Magistrates’ Court. A lesser number of cases have been dealt with by the Crown Court. (Given the short time between committal to Crown Court and sentence, the latter would be guilty pleas).”

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Legal Week, 22nd August 2011