Public Order Offences

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Public Offence Allegations

Each allegation is on different facts in relation to this section.

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Case Example 1

(R .v. Shakesby) – In the City of Westminster Magistrates Court

Defended on an allegation of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and was racially aggravated in accordance with section 28 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, contrary to section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 and section 31(1)(c) and (5) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. After submissions, the racially aggravated offence was withdrawn by the Crown Prosecution Service , plea of Guilty entered to section 5 Public Order Act 1986, and after detailed mitigation, sentence awarded was a 6 month conditional discharge, with no costs, fine or compensation against the Defendant.

Case Example 2

R .v. Josey) – In the Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court.

The Defendant pleaded to (1) Section 4 Public Order Act 1986 (2) Section 1(1) Criminal Damage Act 1971 (3) and found guilty in trial for Assault on a police constable – Section 89 (1) Police Act 1996. With regard to the serious nature if the charges, and after mitigation, the sentence provided by the Court was an 18 Month Supervision Order requirement to undertake pre/post Aggression Replacement Treatment and 80 hours works requirement and compensation for damage caused with prosecution costs. The Defendant was under consideration for a custodial sentence.