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, April 10, 2006

Annoying Facts - 4

Most criminal solicitors and barristers are badly paid, despite their being honest, hard working and devoted to their clients’ interests. A young barrister probably earns less than the bus driver who takes him to the court.

It is nonsensical that someone can receive a police caution for theft or assault or burglary (or rape!) but not for drink driving just above the limit.