Category: Criminal Law

Bail

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BAIL When someone is arrested and not released from the Garda Station on what is known as “Station Bail” an application can be made for that person before the next sitting of the local District Court.   There is an exception to this where the offence is murder, piracy, genocide or treason and that means an […]

Drug Possession

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CRIMINAL MATTERS   Our Criminal unit in Healy O’Connor Solicitors deals with a lot of District Court Criminal matters in respect of drug possession whether for sale and supply or just for personal consumption.    A lot of different people from a lot of different walks of life can find themselves before the courts in respect […]

Bail

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Criminal law and traffic law.

BAIL When someone is arrested and not released from the Garda Station on what is known as “Station Bail” an application can be made for that person before the next sitting of the local District Court.   There is an exception to this where the offence is murder, piracy, genocide or treason and that means an […]

Suspended jail sentence for welfare fraud

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            It was reported in today’s Irish Times that a 33 year old woman was given a three year suspended sentence where she was flying into the country to collect Jobseekers allowance over a 4 year period. The welfare fraud was uncovered when the Regional Inspector of Social Welfare inspected […]

Buying Stolen Cars with Victor Barry on Red Fm

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    Victor Barry and I  had an interesting chat with a caller who had unwittingly purchased a stolen car. The “sting” was quite clever in that the seller gave all the appearances of being legitimate. It looked like he was buying the stolen car from his family home and the seller gave no impression […]

Cheque Forgery

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A Cork woman recently received a four year suspended sentence at Cork Circuit Court on various charges relating to theft, cheque forgery and obtaining money by false pretences. The accused avoided going to jail as the Judge hearing the case felt her children may suffer considerably if she went to jail. The accused was working as […]

Passport fraud

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A man who fraudulently stole €18,000 from the HSE through passport fraud has been jailed at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. The man was jailed even though he had pleaded guilty. The Defendant from Georgia had pleaded guilty to the charges in Court and had saved the State the expense of a full trial in doing […]

Probation

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The Probation Act is applied to many District Court offences on a daily basis from assaults to no insurance to failing to pay parking fines. The practice varies from Court to Court depending on the Judge sitting in Court. Basically the Probation Act allows a Judge to dispose of an offence punishable by the District […]

Employer theft

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A company accountant who stole €80,000 from her employer has been jailed for three years for employer theft by the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin. The accountant stole the money over a three year period from Snap Printing. She used company cheques to pay personal bills including speeding tickets and music lessons for her kids. Judge […]

Drugs search

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A former Garda has brought Judicial Review proceedings in the High Court challenging the decision of the force to dismiss him for failing to submit to a drugs search at a concert when he was off duty. In effect, he is asking the High Court to review the decision of a state body to dismiss […]

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