Criminal Law

I received a stern warning or conditional warning. What does it mean and what happens to me?

By 14 January 2022 No Comments

A stern or conditional warning is of no legal effect, as it is merely a statement by the authorities that they are of the view that an offence has been committed. It does not form part of a suspect’s criminal record.

Therefore, while the Attorney General Chambers may consider a previous issuance of a stern or conditional warning in determining whether to charge a suspect who has reoffended, it cannot be raised as an aggravating factor during sentencing.

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