Section 14 - Guilty: 07/01/20

Court date



City of London Magistrates Court 1

Hearing date:


7th Jan 2020

Bench (DJ or JPs)


Judge Snow

Defendant name & number:


3 defendants

Charged with:


Failure to comply with Section 14

Represented by:


1 represented by HJA, 2 self rep

Please outline key points in prosecution and defence cases.


Prosecution case 

Inspector Tara Johnson called to testify over her statement on imposition of conditions of Section 14, BWV shown.


Defence case 

1. Legality of Section 14 Order, cross examined Inspector Tara Johnson on the timings of the reviews and the Crown has not offered evidence to show that the reviews were ongoing after the 48 hour review done on the 18           

NOTE the DJ applied these arguments across all cases in the group trial

2. Communication of the order ( i.e. did she hear it ?)

3. Necessity DJ dismissed the case of necessity.

What was the verdict?


All found Guilty

What was the sentence?


All received 9 months unconditional discharge

What costs were awarded?


All awarded same: £310 + £20 = £330 (each)