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.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Not a Very Merry Christmas

I was at the Crown Court hearing appeals the other week, and I was disappointed that we did not have enough time to hear an appeal against an ASBO. The higher courts have laid down that ASBOs should not normally prohibit acts that are already crimes. I rather fancied getting involved in a case that had new law in it, but sadly we had to adjourn it off for a full day'’s listing in the New Year.