Killer drivers to face life sentence

Dangerous drivers who kill on the road could face a life prison sentence, according to new Government proposals. Ministers behind the plan suggest a maximum sentence of 14 years, similar to that of manslaughter. It would apply to any motorist causing death by dangerous or careless driving, including speeding, street racing or driving while using… Read more…

Confiscation and restraint

In a recent series of illicit events, West Midlands Police recovered almost £2 million in “dirty money” from criminals. Around 96 offenders between April and December 2016 were targeted, ranging from drug smugglers to fraudsters to thieves. The cash was able to be seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002, which gives authorities… Read more…

What is a “life sentence”?

On average, murderers will serve around 17 years of a life sentence before they are released from prison. So why do they call it a life sentence? And why are they released early? Does life really mean life? The short answer, no. Criminals over the age of 21 who are successfully convicted of murder in… Read more…