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

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Egg on Face

Michael O'Connor (previous post) was arrested yesterday, held overnight, and dealt with by a neighbouring court. This time he was pissed as usual, but driving a car and defying a driving ban, as he has done a few times before. We were not told about all this last week, so we treated him as a run-of-the mill drunk.

He was, I am told, given five months in prison and banned from driving yet again, which seems to be something of an academic exercise with Mr. O'Connor.

I am owning up to this in a spirit of humility, since it makes the previous post look a bit silly. Sorry, everyone, nobody's perfect.