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

Monday, February 27, 2006


As an experiment I put a simple poll on the sidebar. This is how it finished up:-

How would you feel about becoming a JP?

No, it's not my thing at all 16% 69
I'm interested but job or family mean I couldn't do it 42% 178
I wouldn't do it because there's no pay 5% 20
I am thinking about finding out some more 32% 136
Yes, I am going to apply 5% 22

425 votes total