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.
Legal News & Articles
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.
05 July 2021The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (Commencement No 1 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2021 came in force on Monday 5 July 2021.
05 July 2021The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (Commencement No. 2) (England and Wales) Regulations 2021 bring Part 2 of the 2019 Act into force in the Metropolitan Police district only for a specified period of 14 months from 5th July 2021 ('the pilot period').
29 June 2021 - Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021, Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021
29 June 2021A number of regulations have been amended from Tuesday 29 June 2021, such as the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021, Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021.