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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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Some Folk Just Can't Take A Hint

A serial shoplifter with a heroin habit was given a six week prison sentence on a Friday, suspended for 12 months with a drug rehabilitation requirement. He reoffended over the weekend, so on the Tuesday we implemented the suspended sentence in full and added the same again consecutively for the new offence. I expect that we shall see him again.