Forensic Testing Scandal – Is Your Conviction Safe?
201711.22
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Forensic Testing Scandal – Is Your Conviction Safe?

Do You Know About the Forensic Testing Scandal? New details have emerged about forensic testing deficiencies at two of the country’s leading laboratories. Police are currently investigating the circumstances, and a number of people have been arrested. Randox Testing Services (RTS) and Trimega Laboratories handle samples for some of the most high-profile criminal and family…

Gun Amnesty: What You Need to Know
201711.22
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Gun Amnesty: What You Need to Know

Have you heard about the Gun Amnesty? A two-week gun amnesty begins today across the UK. In this period people will have an opportunity to dispose of firearms and ammunition safely, with ‘no questions asked’. Who are the police reaching out to? The amnesty is directed at two distinct groups of people, firstly those who…

Drink Driving: None for The Road
201711.21
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Drink Driving: None for The Road

Drink Driving … As we put Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, easing into those dark wintry nights, it isn’t long before Christmas is in our sights and party season gets underway. As night follows day, this time also coincides with a national police initiative concerning drink driving, as forces across the country prepare for…

Time to Test the Brakes
201711.14
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Time to Test the Brakes

Your Brakes Have to be Tested In December 2016 two men were convicted of manslaughter following an avoidable brakes failure that resulted in the deaths of four people, including a young girl. Neither of the men drove the vehicle, but they were ultimately responsible, as the haulage boss and mechanic. One was sentenced to 7…

Drugs – No Laughing Matter
201711.08
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Drugs – No Laughing Matter

Drugs: Laughing Gas ‘Laughing gas’ more properly known as Nitrous Oxide, is back in the news following a Court of Appeal ruling that the substance is controlled by the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. The Act makes it an offence to possess psychoactive substances with intent to supply, and in limited cases, simple possession is also…

Sorry, Seems To Be The Hardest Word …
201711.01
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Sorry, Seems To Be The Hardest Word …

Or, at least it does according to Elton John. Can Showing Some Remorse Go A Long Way? But in criminal law, sometimes a simple act of contrition, genuinely felt and communicated, can alter a case outcome significantly. A timely admission and expression of sorrow can make the difference between a formal resolution such as caution…