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Implementation of criminal offences in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“the 2012 Act”) creates five new criminal offences. Section 142 -  offences…

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Implementation of criminal offences in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 - Offences of threatening with article with blade or point or offensive weapon and offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

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The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“the 2012 Act”) creates five new criminal offences:  

  • Section 142 -  offences of threatening with article with blade or point or offensive weapon in public or on school premises (sec 142 creates two new offences) 
  • Section 143 - offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
  • Section 144 - offence of squatting in a residential building.
  • Section 146 - offence of buying scrap metal for cash etc. The offences under sections 142, 143 and 146 are being brought into force on 3 December 2012.  

This circular provides summary and background information about sections 142 and 143 as well as details of the offence and penalties.