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Magistrates to get more powers to jail criminals for longer

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Edward Mills, 27, of Broadwater, Worthing, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Focus on the A23, at Slaugham, while disqualified from driving. He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison and banned from driving for two years.Brenda Cooper, 38, of Gardeners Walk, Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, was found guilty of three charges of assault by beating. The offences took place at Crawley on September 10.
5 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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Magistrates to get more powers to jail criminals for longer

In a bid to tackle court backlogs, magistrates in England and Wales will be able to jail criminals for longer.

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Magistrates will get power to give one-year jail sentences to cut backlog

Pandemic has caused huge delays in justice system but barristers claim change in England and Wales is ‘distraction politics’

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

Magistrates granted more sentencing powers to help tackle court backlog

Critics warns change could make crown court delays even worse

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Mirror

Magistrates will be able to jail people for a year as powers doubled overnight

Currently JPs can only hand out sentences of six months or less - but this time period will be doubled in the coming months in a bid to tackle the Covid backlog

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Telegraph

Tougher powers for magistrates to jail criminals and clear courts backlog

Dominic Raab announces biggest shake-up of judicial system for 140 years, with sentencing reform freeing up judges to deal with major trials

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Metro News

Magistrates sentencing powers to be doubled to tackle backlog of court cases

The Covid pandemic has led to a backlog of cases which could persist for ‘many years’ (Picture: Getty)Magistrates will be given powers to impose tougher sentences to help tackle a backlog of criminal cases created by the pandemic.They will be able to hand jail terms of up to a year — double the current six months — and hear more serious cases such as fraud, theft and assault.Crimes warranting a prison term of more than six months must be sent to…

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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