My story: dealing with Corrections

One component of my sentence was a two year Community Corrections Order (CCO). Whereas the role of Police is to investigate and prosecute crimes committed (past), Corrections is focused on community-based supervision of offenders, providing oversight to reduce the risk of re-offending (future). In addition to basic conditions like not offending and not leaving the […]

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My story: dealing with lawyers

After giving an intro, and talking about getting caught and being arrested, now it’s time to talk about my experience with lawyers. Basically, I didn’t know where to start, but I knew I’d need some advice. By searching online, I came across a firm that specialises in criminal defence. They caught my eye because they […]

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Mandatory reporting laws

In my post about finding a psychologist, I spoke about mandatory reporting obligations and how they really only apply when there is a direct risk to one or more specific individuals. Sounds like that’s just the local context. I’ve been hearing a bit about mandatory reporting in the US, and it seems laws there carry […]

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My story: dealing with bail

One of the bits of paperwork I got after the arrest was to outline bail conditions. Whilst annoying at times, especially on nights where I wasn’t staying at home and therefore had further to travel to reach the designated Police station, I’d say dealing with bail was one of the easier parts of this whole […]

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