I am pleased to release a draft of the guidance for a caution policy today as information to the general public.“I intend to formally bring the guidance for a police caution policy into effect once the Police and Criminal Evidence Amendment Act 2016 is brought into operation by the Honourable Attorney-General by way of a notice in the Official Gazette.“I am pleased to inform you that we had a range of responses inclusive of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health & Seniors, the Bermuda Police Service, the Department of Court Services, the Department of Child & Family Services, the National Drug Commission.“Additionally, we received a number of submissions from the general public.
I am grateful to everyone who made a submission.“The submissions ranged along the spectrum of how a police caution policy should be structured from a blanket caution for all cannabis to having a limited number of cautions, and to having some conditions in order to obtain a caution.“Other aspects were urged such as reducing the number of people being convicted, preventing the harmful impact of drugs on society, preventing initiation and use of drugs in youth in order to protect the developing brain, protecting minors from drug use which leads to drug abuse as an adult, preventing unintentional accidents, preventing diversion of funds to drugs and to promoting health education generally.“The key points of the guidance for the police caution policy for a person arrested for simple possession of cannabis involves a simple matrix system and are as follows:“It is a pleasure to release this guidance for a caution policy for cannabis.
If you declare a fixed penalty notice to an insurance provider, it is a good idea to ask them for written confirmation of your declaration in case you need to make a claim.
This is due to the fact that vandalism offences fall into two separate categories - at-fault and not at-fault claims.
At-fault claims are those considered where the driver can be considered to blame for the incident, while not at-fault are this where it was unavoidable for the motorists.
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