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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Waste of Time

Went in at short notice today to chair a trial. Defendant didn't appear, so we proceeded in absence and found against him. We couldn't help any other court, as the proceedings were not CPS ones and we had no Crown prosecutor. Went to Tesco's on the way home and in the pub for a swift half by one o'clock.
Any JP will recognise the scenario.