For many people, keeping animals as pets is hugely enjoyable. Many people go to great lengths to look after their pets. However, not everybody does, and there are occasions when the courts have to intervene.
Section 34 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 states that a court may make an order disqualifying a defendant from keeping animals.
When can the order be made?
The defendant must have been...Read More
Pre-sentence reports are an important tool to help Judges and Magistrates when it comes to sentencing. In some cases, a court must order a pre-sentence report (s 156 Criminal Justice Act 2003). A report will be appropriate in many instances when it is not a legal requirement.
The primary purpose of a report is to:
‘…assist the court in determining the most suitable method of...Read More
Online abuse is an ever increasing issue before the Courts. In Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service EWHC 3094 (Admin) the High Court dealt definitively with several highly technical legal challenges concerning Communications Act defences.
On 25 May 2018 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Alison Chabloz, was convicted of three offences under section 127(1)(a) and (b) of the Communications Act...Read More
When people think about drink-driving or drug-driving, it is often based on a narrative that involves a man, leaving a pub late at night, driving erratically and being stopped by the police. This scenario is sometimes the backdrop to an arrest for drink or drug driving offences. However, more often, the story is quite different.
The morning after the night before
The morning after the night...Read More