Not everybody wants to be famous for 24 hours. But if you are over 17 years of age and accused of an offence, you may well find yourself in the newspapers or online. These days, press reporting via social media can happen very quickly and it is often one of the things not thought about by those facing criminal proceedings.
There are of course some restrictions. Anyone aged 17 or...Read More
Redemption has always been an important part of our justice system: you do the crime, you do time. Once your debt is paid, you should then be free to start again, without forever being haunted by ghosts of the past.
We all recognise that there must be limits to this principle, so if convicted of murder or rape, you are unlikely ever to be able to expunge the past. But for relatively minor...Read More