The latest news from Nottinghamshire's courts...
ABID Hamid, 26, of Dale View Road, Carlton Hill, has been banned from the roads for two years after being caught drink-driving in Radford. Hamid pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes CLK car in Ilkeston Road on December 20, while he had 94 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. This exceeded the legal limit of 35 micrograms. Hamid was also fined £200, and ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £22 victim surcharge. He also admitted a related charge of failing to stop after an accident in which damage was caused to a central reservation and street furniture in Ilkeston Road on December 20. He faced no separate penalty.
A HYSON Green man has admitted making a UK passport application in a false name. Lateef Kareem, 40, of Radford Road, pleaded guilty to committing the fraud on August 8, 2009. He also admitted a second fraud charge by completing a Home Office travel document under a false name on May 25, 2007. Sentencing for both charges was adjourned until Friday, to allow for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. Kareem has been bailed until that hearing.
DAVID Anderson, 33, of Manor Road, East Leake, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit. He drove Lexus car in Saxon Way, Cotgrave, between November 30 and December 1 while he had 93 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. This exceeded the legal limit of 35 micrograms. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for three years, ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months, and told to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
CLEVEDON Fletcher, 30, of Pedmore Valley, Bestwood Park, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis in Hyson Green on November 28. He has also admitted assaulting a man in Hyson Green on November 24, and two theft charges relating to stealing £117 and £75 from the Speed Internet Cafe, in Radford Road, Hyson Green, on October 26 and November 24 respectively. Fletcher also pleaded guilty to having failed to surrender to custody at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on December 13, having been bailed. He was sentenced to serve a community order which included a 12-month supervision order, and also ordered to pay a total of £192 compensation to the cafe, as well as £85 prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
MALCOLM Stevens, 65, of Rainbow Road, Calverton, has pleaded guilty to driving in Moor Road, Calverton, on December 17 while he had 89 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. This exceeded the legal limit of 35 micrograms. Sentencing was adjourned until January 24 to allow for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. Stevens was granted bail until the hearing, and handed an interim disqualification from driving until the case is dealt with.
GORDON Garside, 30, of The Markhams, Ollerton, has been jailed for 12 weeks after being found guilty of assaulting a woman by beating her. He had denied committing the offence in Newark on July 21 last year. It was deemed so serious because of his record of previous offending and that he had used a headbutt. The court also passed a restraining order which bans Garside from contacting the woman for a year.
CHRISTOPHER Baker, 30, of Deepdene Way, Broxtowe Estate, has pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing drugs. He was found in Broxtowe on June 27 last year with 2.78g of cocaine and 112.29g of cannabis. Baker was sentenced to serve a community order which included a 12-month supervision order. He must also pay £85 prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
DWAINE Herring, 28, of Saxton Court, Arnold, has pleaded guilty to the theft of a parcel belonging to DPD UK which contained a mobile phone, in Bulwell on August 1. Sentencing was adjourned until tomorrow to allow for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. Herring was granted bail until that hearing.
NEVIN Taylor, 29, of Radford Road, Hyson Green, has pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in Forest Fields by beating her on August 12. He also admitted a charge of causing criminal damage to a door at a house in Forest Fields on the same day. Sentencing was adjourned until Tuesday, January 29, to allow for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. Taylor was granted bail until that hearing.
GHEORGHE Condurache, 25, of Nottingham Road, Old Basford, has been jailed for 16 weeks after he admitted driving while disqualified. Condurache drove a Rover 75 car in Valley Road, Basford, on December 1. The court deemed it so serious as it was committed while Condurache was working as a delivery driver and subject to a community sentence. He was also given a discretionary 12-month disqualification from holding or obtaining a driving licence. Condurache also pleaded guilty to related charges of driving without insurance and driving while using a mobile phone, and faced no separate penalties.
KASIM Aftab, 21, of Oakdale Road, Bakersfield, has been fined £120 after admitting to possessing a quantity of cannabis in Sneinton on December 18. He was also ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge.