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, November 11, 2009

Short Shrift

So-called 'Mr. Loophole' doesn't always get his clients off, as in this case.

As the Crown Court judge (who was sitting with two JPs) pointed out, the fees of Mr. Freeman probably far exceeded the fines and costs imposed, but for a Premiership footballer it's all small change anyway.

I was interested to see that the DJ in the lower court was 'Custody' Cooper, who seems to crop up in the news quite frequently.

Later - Here's another one who came unstuck.