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 retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

No Surprise There, Then

The Times carries this report about the number of cases where magistrates refuse to accept CPS failures and delay, and discharge a case at the committal stage. Almost invariably the CPS will already have been granted one or two adjournments, and benches decide that enough is enough - put up or shut up is what it comes down to.