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Ogarra Cohen Cramer

Month: February 2021

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Drugs & Sentencing – Is Cash Relevant?

In the case of Mahmood [2019] EWCA Crim 1532, the court dealt with the relevance of cash when determining which sentencing category an offence fell into. A large quantity of drugs was seized from Mahmood’s premises along with around £30,000 in cash. The Judge found that the offending drugs fell into Category 2 harm, not […]

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Use of EncroChat phones for evidential purposes

We examine whether messages from an EncroChat phone can be used in evidence. A vast number of cases are awaiting a criminal trial that will rely, to a greater or lesser extent, on the admissibility of communications made via the supposedly highly encrypted Encrochat service. The Court of Appeal has now issued a ruling following […]

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