oa News and Views for Magistrates - What would you do?



Extracted from text ... What would you do? Anashri Pillay** The accused was convicted of eight charges, including theft, attempted theft, fraud and forgery of an ID document in the regional court. She was sentenced to an effective 14 years' imprisonment and appealed against this sentence to the High Court. The accused had a large number of previous convictions and had been sentenced to ten years' imprisonment in 1993 but, for reasons not clear in the case, was released after 18 months. The crimes she was convicted for in this case all occurred in 1995 and 1996. On appeal, counsel for the accused ..


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