The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a team, who may or may not be JPs, but all of whom are interested in the Magistrates' Courts.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Er- Not Quite According to Plan Then?

The ever-readable policeman seems to think that CPS Direct (the 24/7 hotline that advises police on the correct charge) isn't working all that smoothly. It sometimes seems that every time one part of the criminal justice system is reformed the Law of Unintended Consequences will ensure that something else will go awry.