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, March 12, 2009

Lord Ahmed Out On Appeal

The Appeal Court has today substituted a Suspended Sentence Order for the 12 week sentence imposed for Dangerous Driving involving the sending of texts from his cellphone. I have nothing to say about that sentence as the case had a few complexities.
He has already served 16 days. In reality, in the crazy world of shortish prison sentences his 84 day sentence would be cut to 42 days by automatic release, then he should get the 18 days early release brought in as a panic measure when the jails finally overflowed, so 42 minus 18 is 24, less 16 served leaving eight days that he now won't have to do. So even if the Governor didn't use his power to turf him out, he would have been out next week anyway. Hardly worth bothering the Appeal Court, was it?