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Magistrates to get longer sentencing powers to cut court backlog

Magistrates are getting new powers to hand out longer sentences.

Magistrates to get longer sentencing powers to cut court backlog

Date - 18th January 2022
By - Chris Smith
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Magistrates will be able to deal with more serious offences including serious assaults under new government plans aimed at cutting court backlogs. The six-month limit on prison sentences that magistrates can hand down is to be doubled to reduce...
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