perverting the course of justice


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perverting the course of justice

a serious crime of interfering with public justice which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and an unlimited fine. It does not matter whether or not the acts actually result in the course of justice being perverted. The prosecution must show that a course of public justice has been commenced, such as an event from which it can reasonably be expected that an investigation will follow; or investigations which could bring proceedings have already started and are in progress; or proceedings of some kind have been started, or are about to be started.
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No separate penalty was made for perverting the course of justice.
They are: | Zahid Khan, 31, of Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, accused of 14 charges, including conspiracy to commit fraud, perverting the course of justice and concealing and converting criminal property.
Melissa Chedgzoy, 24, of Norville Road, Broadgreen, denied perverting the course of justice, while Glenholmes denied a separate charge of perverting the course of justice.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking at whether offences such as conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perverting the course of justice were committed after the 1989 tragedy.
FORMER New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns has been cleared of perjury and perverting the course of justice.
A 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with perverting the course of justice but the charge was not put to him when he appeared in court.
Four alleged clients deny perverting the course of justice.
A MAN has admitted perverting the course of justice by giving his brother's name to the police and to a court.
Summary: Former MP Chris Huhne's ex-wife,Vicky Pryce, has been convicted of perverting the course of justice.
After nearly two years proclaiming his innocence, the former energy secretar y pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice on the eve of his trial to making ex-wife Vicky Pryce accept points on his behalf.
The suspects are believed to be 38-year-old Wayne Smith, who is wanted by West Midlands Police for his alleged role in a horrific road accident that killed a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend Julie Skelding, 40, who is accused of perverting the course of justice by giving a false statement about the accident.
Boston Khan is charged with perverting the course of justice and four counts of intending to make a gain for himself by failing to disclose information to his insurance company.