Sentencing Issues: Death by Dangerous Driving
201902.04
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Sentencing Issues: Death by Dangerous Driving

The Sentencing Issues with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving Rarely do cases such as those involving death or serious injury following a traffic collision result in so much media coverage and get so emotive. It is easy to see why this is such a difficult issue for not only those involved to handle but also…

Genuine Fakes Come With Real Dangers
201901.01
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Genuine Fakes Come With Real Dangers

What You Need to Know About Genuine Fakes Unauthorised use of a registered trademark is a criminal offence, so selling fake goods at a car boot sale or on internet selling sites can get you into serious trouble. Few people appreciate the offences that can be committed, and ignorance is usually no defence. This article…

The Law and Psychoactive Substances
201812.24
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The Law and Psychoactive Substances

What Does The Law Say About Psychoactive Substances? New legislation was introduced in 2016 banning the production, sale, distribution and supply of psychoactive substances. Within that legislation was a requirement for the government to review the law to measure any changes in outcomes before and after the law was introduced, to see if its aims were…

The Reality of Drink Driving
201812.19
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The Reality of Drink Driving

A Tale Of A Very Common Cause of Drink Driving Many people have an image of a typical drink driver: overweight man, staggering from the pub after an all-day session and getting into his car. A few minutes later that car being pulled over by police officers due to erratic driving. That is sometimes the…

Your Guide to Computer Hacking
201812.17
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Your Guide to Computer Hacking

What is Hacking? Hacking has been in the news a great deal in the last couple of years, for example, the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the extradition case of Lauri Love and the hacking of user accounts of various large companies in order to steal personal information. At the other end of the spectrum we…

The Power of the Police to Stop and Search
201812.11
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The Power of the Police to Stop and Search

How Much Power do the Police Have for Stop and Search? The power of the police to stop and search is currently in the media due to the rise in murders and serious crimes of violence involving the use of knives, particularly in London. A particular area of concern is the disproportionate use of search…

Grievous Bodily Harm / Wounding
201811.02
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Grievous Bodily Harm / Wounding

What is Grievious Bodily Harm? In legal shorthand we often refer to section 18 or 20 offences, these refer to specific offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. What Is The Difference Between Section 18 And Section 20? The most serious form of assault (short of attempt murder) is grievous bodily harm (GBH)…

What Is Harassment?
201810.25
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What Is Harassment?

There are two distinct criminal offences, one of harassment putting people in fear of violence and one without. Stalking is a similar but separate offence and is not covered in this article. What Does Harassment Involve? There has to be a course of conduct involving as little as two incidents against another person or persons. The…