From 'Alcohol Sale offences' to 'Witness Intimidation' know your legal position and that of others.
The Pocket Lawyer from the cantaffordalawyer.com team.
Drawing from the official document used by the court. This handy free app is easily searchable and reliable for the every man and also a professional tool as used by legal practitioners and students.
It is also of interest to anyone appearing in the Magistrates’ Court or with a general interest in crime and punishment.
Choose the offence by name or category;
This guide covers the most common offences sentenced at the Magistrates’ Court.
Discover the range of sentences available to the judge or magistrate.
What offences are punishable by custody?
Which by community orders or fines? Discover what factors are relevant.
What makes some offences worthy of greater punishment?
Learn about mitigating factors and types of sentence.
The Sentencing Guidelines are produced and copyrighted by the Government’s Sentencing Guidelines Council.
It is a statutory obligation on every Magistrates’ Court to have regard to this document.
If a court gives a different decision then it has to give reasons for doing so. The effect is that most sentencing decisions follow the guidance.
Non-lawyers will find it gives a fascinating insight into the mechanics of sentencing.
Check what sentences people should get.
Do you agree?
Understand the mechanisms behind the News.
This codification of human misdemeanour is sociologically stimulating.
Practitioners will find Pocket Lawyer’s application makes referencing quick, easy and accurate.
The application directly references the official document.
It is simple to navigate and works offline.
No more photocopies, books or borrowing.
More and more people have to represent themselves at court. This resource provided by Cantaffordalawyer.com opens up the law and its procedures. If you are appearing at court - look up the range of suggested sentences. Too many litigants in person go to court knowing far less than they should.
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