Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Thursday, 21 April 2016
INTOXIMETER CALIBRATION LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
Howard Ribble, chief magistrate; a man not to be trifled with, will give his decision tomorrow. I am quite surprised at that need for consideration while he makes his own investigation into the defence allegations. If a bench cannot assume an intoximeter`s accuracy for the purpose of prosecution there will be many offenders considering whether they should spend hard earned cash to consult expert legal opinion. The CPS will have its own headache with which to contend.
ADDENDUM 26th April 2016
The defence application that there was no case to answer has been thrown out..........and quite right too!