06 October 2021Almost 26,000 extra offenders will be tagged over the next 3 years under an ambitious £180 million plan to expand the use of electronic monitoring to cut crime.
Legal News & Articles
01 October 2021The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2021 bring in force the following sections of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 from 1st October 2021.
30 September 2021In this article, PNLD Legal Adviser Helen Hanley aims to provide some examples of the types of behaviour that will constitute ‘domestic abuse’ under the 2021 Act; describe the types of connection between perpetrator and victim that will be deemed to be ‘personally connected’; and highlight a suggested police response to such incidents.
03 September 2021An individual released under investigation is regarded as being of the same status as a person released on bail, but without the requirement for them to return to the station on a specified date. Whilst most officers are now more than familiar with this form of release, procedurally, the concept still generates a significant number of queries for PNLD, namely because many aspects relating to the release are not directly provided for within the legislation. PNLD Legal Adviser, Ruth Hartley, highlights some queries of interest received by PNLD, below.
18 August 2021Three benzodiazepines, known as flualprazolam, flunitrazolam and norfludiazepam, have been added to Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 on 18th August 2021, therefore making the compounds Class C drugs from that date.
27 July 2021The Stalking Protection Act 2019 came in force on the 20th January 2020 and with it came the introduction of Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs). These civil orders, which could be applied for without the need for criminal proceedings to have commenced, aimed to protect victims with pre-conviction intervention. PNLD published an article in February 2020 with details of the new orders; how they could be applied for, what they could achieve and offences that would committed upon breach.