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A criminal record for breaking regulations

Date: May 19, 2020

Can breaking the lockdown regulations lead to a criminal record?

The issue of admission of guilt attracting a criminal record is something we have wanted to address and something that is going to be in the Judicial Matters Bill and should have been brought if we didn't have Covid-19 nor had elections,” he said. Jeffery said the idea would be for most admission of guilt matters not to attract a criminal record because people felt pressured to pay the fines not realizing that they would get a record which would affect their rights. On #SAfmSunrise with Stephen Grootes spoke to John Jeffreys- Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services in South Africa

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