12th Nov 2018
Can I get a suspended prison sentence?
A suspended sentence is a term of imprisonment that is suspended so that you do not go into custody immediately and will not go into custody if you comply with the conditio...
31st Oct 2018
Grievous bodily harm/wounding
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 betw...
1st Oct 2018
Contempt of Court
The case of Tommy Robinson, or to give him his real name, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has brought this issue into the public eye, but what is it all about?
What is contempt of court?
19th Sep 2018
Do I have to give the police my phone PIN?
The simple answer is no, but there are potential consequences in certain circumstances.
When can they ask?
It is arguable that the police could ask yo...
17th Sep 2018
Assaults on Emergency Workers
Is there a specific offence?
Until now the only specific offence has been that of assaulting a police officer. This is a summary only offence which carries a maximum of 6 m...
10th Sep 2018
The cannibal drug that makes you smell of vinegar and prawns
What are you talking about?
Monkey dust is a synthetic drug, a type of new psychoactive substance. It is similar to other cathinone drugs suc...