Footnotes for Legal Spreadsheet
Below are the footnotes which accompany the Legal Spreadsheet. The OpenDocument and Excel format spreadsheets have the footnotes on the second sheet.
The usual charges may be abbreviated as:
- Breach of the Peace - BoP
- Resisting Arrest - Res
- Malicious Mischief / Malicious Damage - Mal Mis
Any other charges should be written in as given by the police
The release column should give the type of release (or not!):
R Released on Report (standard release without any specific future dates) U Released on an Undertaking to come back to court on a specified day B Released on Bail having been held over for court N Not released (remanded)
Only fill in the "Court" column if the person was either released on an Undertaking, Bailed or Remanded and so has a future court date set already. In this case give the court they are to come back to as:
Hel Helensburgh District Court Hel (V) Helensburgh District Court sitting in Victoria Halls (the accessible venue) Dum Dumbarton Sheriff Court
For any other court please specify the court in full
Again, only fill in the "Court Date" in the same circumstances as the "Court" column, in which case please specify the date of the next court hearing or hearings.
Please specify all dates in DD/MM/YY format
If they have been released on an udertaking then they will just have one date, which will be for a Plea hearing, so just put that date
If they have been released on Bail or remanded then they will probably have two court dates, one for an Intermediate Diet and one for a Trial Diet, although they may be able to (persuade the court not to bother with an Intermediate). In this case please specify the dates as, for example:
"01/11/06 (Int), 14/11/06 (Trial)"
If they get any other type of hearing set (e.g. if they plead guilty the next day and sentence is deferred) please specify the date as, for example
01/03/07 (Other)then put something in the Notes column to explain what sort of hearing it is
You only need to fill in the "Age" column if the arrestee is under 16
You only need to fill in the "Nationality" column if the arrestee is either a non-UK national or resident outside the UK (see note 7)
You only need to fill in the "Country of Residence" column if the person is either a non-UK national or resident outside the UK. Please indicate in the notes field if they gave a UK address to the police either straight away on arrest or later as a "bail address" (and which)
Please indicate here anything else which you feel we should know, for example if they were given a reason why they were held for court (e.g. already on bail), if they are considering putting in any police complaints, etc.