Successful remote sentencing

April 9, 2020

Ben Lawrence did a sentencing hearing in Stafford Crown Court where the Judge was in court, the defendant appeared over prison video link, both counsel appeared over Skype for Business and the victim’s family appeared over telephone conferencing.

The defendant was sentenced to a 9-year extended sentence for an offence of false imprisonment with intent to commit a penetrative sexual offence.

The case was reported in the Express and Star.

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