Helps

Adding files to My Documents

Magistrates receive various Judicial updates, corrections and guidance from the Sentencing Council or their Justices’ Clerk most of which arrive in electronic format either Microsoft Office Word or Adobe PDF format. We want to add these into our Sentencing Guidelines App either as a general reference of useful resources or specifically in support of specific types of offence. You can add most types of document into the App including scanned documents or pictures, Microsoft Office Word and Excel or Adobe PDF documents.

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Adjournment dates and short disqualification for Android

The Refs (or References) popup provides quick access to frequently needed resources. Adjournment or disqualification dates The Adjournment calc reference provides a table of dates in weeks from today’s date. This allows the Court to set an adjournment date a number of weeks from today’s date and to quickly confirm this date. The table provides a readout of weeks, date and number of days from today. Disqualification The offence of speeding includes the option for driver disqualification for a period of days.

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Adjournment dates and short disqualification on iPad

The Refs (or References) popup provides quick access to frequently needed resources. Adjournment or disqualification dates The Adjournment calc reference provides a table of dates in weeks from today’s date. This allows the Court to set an adjournment date a number of weeks from today’s date and to quickly confirm this date. The table provides a readout of weeks, date and number of days from today. Disqualification The offence of speeding includes the option for driver disqualification for a period of days.

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Alcohol grid on iPad

The Alcohol Grid tool provides a quick reference to the Excess Alcohol (Drive/attempt drive) and Excess Alcohol (In charge) Offences. Excess Alcohol Tap the band for the Alcohol reading to display the Offence Starting Point, Fine Range and Disqualification. The reading may be provided in Breath, Blood and Urine.

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Annual Subscription

The Sentencing Tools App for Apple requires an Annual Subscription. The Annual Subscription provides on-going access to Tools. These notes explain how to obtain a subscription. The price of the annual subscription is £25.00 Subscription for Sentencing Tools for iPad/iPhone You can obtain a subscription for Apple iPad and iPhone by contacting Ambay Software Ltd. by email or telephone. A subscription may be purchased by request for payment via PayPal, bank transfer, debit or credit card over the telephone or by cheque to our offices.

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Checklist on iPad

The Checklist tool provides a quick reference to a Trial Form, Police information, Oaths and Search Warrants. Checklist Scroll down the page to display each of the Checklists.

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Directions on iPad

The Directions tool provides a quick reference to Pronouncement and Directions to be given when a case is adjourned for trial. Checklist

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Drink drive rehabilitation course dates calculator on iPad

The Drink drive dates calculator tool provides for the definitive calculation of reduced disqualification dates for successful completion of the drink drive rehabilitation course. Drink driver rehabilitation course The Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines describes the maximum reduction in driver disqualification period available for the successful completion of an approved drink driver rehabilitation course. These are found upon page 450, paragraph 21: 21. The reduction must be at least three months but cannot be more than one quarter of the total period of disqualification:

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Fines calculator utility on iPad

The Fines Calculator tool provides for the calculation of fines across Fine Bands A to F, calculation of the relevant weekly income for a defendant, court costs and the appropriate victim surcharge. Relevant Weekly Income RWI is the weekly income against which a fine will be calculated. Where the defendant is in receipt of benefits use the RWI £120 button. If the defendant is being dealt with in absence and has not declared an income, use the RWI £440 button.

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Pronouncement builder on Android

The Magistrates’ Court usually sits with three Magistrates with the one sitting in the middle seat acting as the presiding justice; the other Magistrates colloquially known as “Wingers”. While all three Magistrates are jointly and equally involved in bail, remand, allocation and sentencing decisions, the presiding justice will speak for the Bench in asking questions of witnesses and defendants and will pronounce any decision made by the Bench. Many presiding justice pronouncements will be relatively straight forward such as imposing a fine and points, a community order or driver disqualification.

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