Abigail Ashford, a partner in the Blaser Mills criminal defence department, is now a Higher Court Solicitor Advocate
From July police will be able to issue on the spot penalties for careless driving offences that would currently have to go to court.
It is an offence to use a hand held mobile or other interactive communications device whilst driving
Prosecutions for benefit fraud have risen some 40% in the last 3 years.
Government plans could lead to people being denied access to justice by depriving them of legal aid or the right to representation by the solicitor of their choice.
Thames Valley Police will be taking part in the European Traffic Police Network campaign to crack down on speeding motorists.
Driving when unfit through drinking alcohol or taking drugs will normally result in an automatic ban for at least twelve months.
A pilot scheme has been rolled out nationally to provide an opportunity for young offenders to be dealt with by way of a Youth Conditional Caution.
The potential consequences of a conviction for perverting the course of justice are severe, with a custodial sentence often the outcome.
Occasionally the duty of the police to protect and serve is neglected and as a result innocent members of the public can be seriously injured, distressed or wrongfully arrested.