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.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Robbery Guideline

This is the latest guideline on sentencing for robbery. (It's a pdf).

It is academic as far as I am concerned, because robbery is an offence that we cannot deal with - cases must be sent to the Crown Court.

These guidelines have already been misrepresented in the press, and that is really an insult to the highly experienced and qualified members of the Council.

If you have nothing better to do, have a look at the guidelines. They seem about right to me.