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 26, 2009

There But For The Grace Of God.........

This JP appears to have given the impression that he had nodded off (whether or not he had done so) so it is quite right that the trial will have to start again.
We all have to watch ourselves, especially during the graveyard shift straight after lunch, and even more especially when we are confronted with a tedious advocate. I do hope that Kent courts' withdrawal of tea and coffee, that caused a bit of teasing in the press, doesn't result in more drowsy Men of Kent and Kentish Men.