OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, KNIVES, BLADED AND POINTED ARTICLES AND CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES – THURSDAY 30th JUNE 2022 – 16:00 – 17:00 – Cost – £60 (INCLUSIVE OF VAT)
In the second of this month’s two ZOOM presentations, Colin Beaumont will consider the law in relation to offensive weapons, knives, bladed and pointed articles and corrosive substances. Hardly a day goes by without some amendment to the legislation in this area.
You may be advising clients at the POLICE STATION stage or in the MAGISTRATES’ COURT or in the CROWN COURT. It is important that you are up-to-date with these amendments as they will impact upon the advice that you have to give to clients.
This presentation will bring you fully up-to-date as at June 2022 and will cover all aspects of legislation, including the Prevention of Crime Act 1953, the Criminal Justice Act 1988, the Offensive Weapons Act 2019, the Sentencing Act 2020 , the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022
How you are supposed to keep up with all these amendments, I don’t know! It wouldn’t be so bad if they brought in the whole of the Act upon receiving Royal Assent, but they don’t – they bring various Sections in on a piecemeal basis by Statutory Instrument
This 1-hour ZOOM presentation will follow the usual format and Colin will consider 20 issues – have a glance at them and decide whether or not this is something that would be of benefit to you.
THERE WILL BE A FULL SET OF NOTES CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING:
ALL RELEVANT SECTIONS
ALL RELEVANT SCHEDULES
ALL RELEVANT STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
EVERYONE ATTENDING THE SESSION WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO IT AND A FULL SET OF NOTES THE DAY BEFORE THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION ITSELF.
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Anyone wishing to attend this session (or wishing to have the full set of notes and the recording afterwards without ever attending) should simply reply to this email by clicking here: mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me (or send me a text) – (07887) 842985 and book a place.
The following 20 points will be considered:
1 – The 3 categories of offensive weapon in English law, the possession of which may amount to a crime under the Prevention of Crime Act 1953
2 – Possession of an article with a blade or point in a public place under the Criminal Justice Act 1988
3 – Possession of a corrosive substance in a public place under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019
4 – Possession of certain prohibited knives under the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959
5 – Possession of prohibited offensive weapons in PRIVATE under the Criminal Justice Act 1988, as inserted by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019
6 – The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2016/803
7 – Possession of an article with a blade or point or an offensive weapon in schools under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and the extension to cover further education premises under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019
8 – The amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act 1953 in relation to threatening someone with an offensive weapon in a public place
9 – Threatening someone with an article or a blade or an offensive weapon in a public place or on school premises and the amendments made to the Criminal Justice Act 1988
10 – Threatening with an offensive weapon or bladed article or pointed article or corrosive substance in a private place under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019
11 – The powers to search for weapons under the various pieces of legislation including the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
12 – Guidance from the Sentencing Council
14 – Without lawful authority or reasonable excuse – an examination of these legal concepts
15 – Burdens and standards of proof in this area – particularly important when you are advising clients at the police station stage
16 – The meaning of ‘possession’
17 – The consideration by the Court of a mandatory minimum sentence in this area of law (Adults) – the Sentencing Act 2020
18 – The consideration by the Court of a mandatory minimum sentence in this area of law (Children and Young People) – the Sentencing Act 2020
19 – The amendment to the test to be used by the Court when considering a mandatory minimum sentence in this area of law – the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022
20 – Knife Crime Prevention Orders on conviction – adjournment of the proceedings – the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022