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kat55642 | 14:37 Tue 19th May 2009 | Law
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hya guys, wonderin for abit of advice, 'a friend of a friend' has been arrested back in feb for threateneing to kill his girlfriend and, at the time being in possesion of a knife. The police (and obviously everyone else) has just 2 and 2 together as to why he had a knife but this is a one off mistake and completey out of character. Difference being, i know the state he was in that night and was excessvely drunk and what seems to me a drunken argument with his girlfriend and he claims the knife was for his own protection he rang the police and had himself arrested, bit like a cry for help. He in despeate need of counsellin as everyone who knows him knows already, he is going to apprearing in crown court for sentencing in 2 weeks as pleaded guilt for the offence. he was given opportunity to see a probation officer for pre sentence reports? is this a good thing? and if anyone knows would or could this lead to custdodial sentence or just suspended. Please any advice wuld be great thankyou

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pre-sentence reports are not an "opportunity". probation staff will take details of your friend's life/lifestyle, and will produce a report to the court recommending guidelines for sentencing. they will consider his suitablity for different types of sentencing.

I'm not sure if a defendant can refuse to comply with probation at this stage, but I suspect he won't be doing himself any favours.
what was he found guilty of?
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hya bednobs he pleaded guilty for threats to kill his girlfriend and in possesion of a bladed article (knife) thankks
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hiya sara3...oh i know ye he id going the probation meetings and all went as well as it could do, jus didnt have a clue what these meetings involved,but u have answered my question thanks x
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