West Midlands Gang Injunctions – Justin Jarmola successful in the Court of Appeal

Justin Jarmola appeared before the Master of the Rolls and Lord Justice Flaux in the Court of Appeal on 23rd October 2018.

Justin’s lay client had breached an injunction, made by the County Court following an application by The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, excluding him from areas of Wolverhampton on four separate occasions in June 2018.

These were the third set of breach proceedings against the lay client, previous proceedings having resulted in his committal to a Young Offenders Institution.

In these proceedings in the County Court the lay client was committed to a Young Offenders Institution for a period of six weeks, which was suspended until November 2018. Justin appealed this, taking the view that the sentence was plainly wrong in so far as the committal passed was manifestly excessive.

The Court of Appeal decided that the committal period was too long, and allowed the appeal to the extent of reducing the committal period from six weeks to 14 days.

Justin was instructed by Matthew O’ Brien and Steven Jonas of Jonas Roy Bloom Solicitors.

To read Justin’s profile, click here.