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Lyons verdict a wake-up call to address compensation laws

Ivana Bacik

Published 04/08/2014 | 02:30

Anthony Lyons
Anthony Lyons

CAN a serious offender reduce his prison term by paying compensation to the victim?

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This question has finally been addressed by the Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) in its important judgment this week in the high-profile Anthony Lyons case.

The CCA imposed a longer prison term, requiring that the offender serve two years, rather than six months, of the original six-year sentence.

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