Saturday 17 February 2018

Lyons verdict a wake-up call to address compensation laws

Anthony Lyons
Anthony Lyons

Ivana Bacik

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

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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