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1. What bits of information are particularly banned under the SOAA 1992?

  • You may not publish any names, addresses, schools, workplaces or pictures.
  • You may not publish anything about the case.
  • You may not publish any names, ages, vehicles or cities.
  • You may not publish any names, addresses, schools, workplaces or pictures of the defendant.
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2. What makes it illegal to publish a photograph taken in court?

  • Section 46 of the Criminal Justice Act 1959
  • Section 87 of the Criminal Justice Act 1996
  • Section 41 of the Criminal Justice Act 1926
  • Section 51 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998

3. What 7 things CAN you report on a magistrates hearing?

  • 1. Name of taxi driver - 2. name, age, addresses, occupations of victims - 3. charges (full or summarised) - 4. If they're on benefits - 5. If the case was interrupted - 6. Cost of the case - 7. Legal aid
  • 1. Name of birthplace - 2. name, age, addresses, occupations of defendants/witnesses - 3. if they are married - 4. Solicitors addresses - 5. If the case is adjourned & why - 6. Arrangements to bail - 7. Photos
  • 1. Name of court & magistrates - 2. name, age, addresses, occupations of defendants/witnesses - 3. charges (full or summarised) - 4. Solicitors and barristers - 5. If the case is adjourned & when/where to - 6. Arrangements to bail - 7. Legal aid
  • 1. Name of court & magistrates - 2. witness statements - 3. charges and details why - 5. Family reactions - 6. Any shouting from dock - 7. Legal aid

4. What is a preliminary hearing?

  • A hearing, usually at a magistrates court before any trial.
  • A hearing, before a warrant can be issued.
  • A hearing, at a police station before any trial.
  • A hearing, before it is decided if someone will be charged.

5. What is malicious falsehood?

  • Saying something that is true but could be seen as malicious.
  • Saying something defamatory about a person.
  • Saying something that is not defamatory, but is not true either and could cause commercial harm
  • Saying something horrible about a person to their friends.

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