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"Second Strike" knife possession

Criminal law: On 17 July 2015 section 28 and Schedule 5 to Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 comes into force. This creates a minimum custodial sentence for those aged 16 or over who are convicted of a second offence of possessing an offensive weapon or bladed article. The minimum sentence is six months imprisonment for a defendant aged 18 or over or a 4 month DTTO for 16 and 17 year olds.


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