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Month: January 2021

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Sentencing for Drug Offences

Sentencing for Drugs Offences. New sentencing guidelines for some drugs offences will come in to force on 1 April 2021 and will apply to all cases sentenced on or after that date. The update is to reflect modern drug offending and new guidelines for offences created by the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 to bring clarity […]

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Custody Time Limits & Young Defendants

Custody Time Limits & Young Defendants. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government introduced changes to the custody time limit regulations that extended the custody time limits in the Crown Court by two months to address ongoing delays in the criminal justice system worsened during the pandemic. In September, Just for Kids Law, along […]

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Air Weapons – The Law & Proposed Reforms

The licensing of air weapons is different across the UK: In England and Wales, there is no need to acquire a licence to hold an air weapon. In Scotland air weapons owners need a specific air weapons licence. In Northern Ireland, air weapons owners need a firearms licence. It an offence to sell or gift […]

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When Life is Life

When a life sentence is imposed, a tariff is attached to it. This tariff is the minimum amount of time that a person must spend in custody before being considered for parole and release. In certain circumstances, a whole life tariff (order) can be imposed, which means that the person will never be released. Whole […]

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