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Michael Staines speaks to the Irish Times about the law on suspended sentences

Michael Staines speaks to the Irish Times about the law on suspended sentences

Michael Staines, Partner quoted in the Irish Times (20th April 2016), "Suspended Sentences are rendered useless by ruling"

 

The importance of Mr Justice Michael Moriarty’s ruling is captured by leading criminal law solicitor Michael Staines’s observation that suspended sentences are “useless if they cannot be enforced”.

Mr Staines said suspended sentences are a “very important tool of the judicial system and its rehabilitative aspects” but their effectiveness depends on enforcement.

 

Read the full article here:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/suspended-sentences-are-rendered-useless-by-ruling-1.2616639