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 Post subject: Bit of news from Exeter
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:25 pm 
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That tractor driver has pleaded not guilty, there was a small article about it in yesterday's Express & Echo.

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I wish I knew what his defence is.

Do people found guilty when they plead not guilty get their plea taken into account for sentencing?

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Now I know where the cunt lives.

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It's the other way round, Sam, but yes. The system rewards what it calls a plea at first opportunity (early guilty plea) with a reduction in sentence. A not guilty plea results in a hammering, whereas a late guilty plea, though it should be punished, generally gets at least some consideration.

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Can someone in the area try to find out what his defence is? Someone has to know.

Mr Chairman, were you considering popping along to the public gallery at all?

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Ravenbait wrote:
Can someone in the area try to find out what his defence is? Someone has to know.

Mr Chairman, were you considering popping along to the public gallery at all?

Sam


I shall make an effort to at least find out when it is.

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Just had a wander down there:
Apparently the case has been 'warned' for the 31st July - that basically means that it's subject to the availability of those concerned.
I was given the number 415335 to call the day before to check if it is going ahead.

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Thanks Stew. Keep us updated if you can.

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I'll keep my ear to the ground, though Alfie's clearly better at this finding-out-what's-going-on lark than I. I will pop along if I can.

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The trial won't start on Monday; I've been advised to call again in a couple of weeks. Probably a witness availability / paperwork thing, I'm told.

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Thanks, Andy. What the hell, I'm still taking Monday off.


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AlfieNoakes wrote:
Just had a wander down there:
Apparently the case has been 'warned' for the 31st July - that basically means that it's subject to the availability of those concerned.
I was given the number 415335 to call the day before to check if it is going ahead.

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"warned" for that period means nothing of the sort Alfie


It means the case can be called on anytime in the relevant period ( usually 2 weeks) if there is court time available. The witnesses on both sides are expected to be available- often at less than 24 hours notice.

Its the availability of court time not the witnesses that is relevant


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As Spen says, it means that witnesses have to be available for the whole period. I can tell you stories...warned once for a period of two whole years.

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