Tuesday, 6 December 2016

You Don't 'Fall Into Crime'...

...any more than you 'fall pregnant'. It's a consequence arising from a deliberate choice:
Lucy Sweetland, mitigating, said Holden came from a good family and his mother was a vicar, but he had fallen into crime because of drug addiction.
She said: “He is acutely aware of the distress he has caused the victim.”
You mean, you are, and have told him what to say?
Miss Sweetland asked for Holden to be given another chance but Judge David Pugh said his 22 previous convictions for 40 offences counted against him.
He said: “There is greater harm in that there was the loss of items of sentimental value, but I am not satisfied that the degree of premeditation was significant in this case.”
He added: “You have a history of failing to comply with court orders. Unfortunately that history catches up with you today.”
Sadly, not in the way he deserves to have it catch up on him...
Holden was jailed for 12 months for the burglary and an additional one month for failing to turn up to a previous hearing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Both sentences to run concurrently, so he has received no further punishment for ignoring court appearances. Plus, he will have 50% knocked off his sentence 'for good behaviour' as soon as the prison van goes through the gates, making his real sentence only 6 months. Not long enough to take out his statutory Sky subscription, unless they do special deals for cons.