Section 14 - Dismissed: 17-18/09/19

Court date




Hearing date:




Bench (DJ or JPs)



Defendant 1:



Charged with:


Section 14

Represented by:



Please outline prosecution and defense case(s).


Started with dispute between defense attorney (DA) and prosecuting attorney (PA) about the date the trial had been set for.  PA said 1 October, DA said 16 Sept. PA said arresting officer was on a rest day and could not appear today. The senior officer was present but was not required.


PA said trial was for a serious offense and therefore should be rescheduled. DJ questioned “serious” because the sentence would at most only be a fine with a conditional discharge.  PA said “serious” due to amount of police time involved and disruption caused to the public by the XR action.  DJ said that Defendant had traveled from Devon to get to court and was of previous good character.  An error had been made in the scheduling.  Defendant’s case was one of many similar cases where arguments relating to the offense could be made. 

Was defense evidence submitted in writing?






Did defense witness(es) give evidence in person? Were they cross-examined?





What was the verdict?


Case dismissed

What was the sentence?



What costs were awarded?



Please add anything else relevant.


Defendant’s travel costs were reimbursed.