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, April 08, 2008

Doherty Finally Potted

Pete Doherty, the famous and drug-raddled singer has finally exhausted the patience of West London Magistrates' Court and has had his suspended sentence activated. He was sentenced to 14 weeks prison, which I calculate as: 98 days, less half remission, leaving 49 days, less 19 days early administrative release because the jails are full, leaving 30 days to serve. His community order will probably have been revoked, so all the drug rehabilitation and supervision will end - he doesn't seem to have done much of it anyway. Any bets on what happens when he comes out?