The expression ‘charge’ is usually used to describe a formal accusation that a person has committed a criminal offence.
Stratfield J said: ‘there is another principle that one ought to apply, namely, that section . . exists for the purpose of the liberty of the subject, and if there is any doubt in its construction I think that one ought to lean more in favour of the subject than against the subject.’
 1 WLR 463,  1 All ER 5
England and Wales
Cited – AB v Her Majesty’s Advocate SC 5-Apr-2017
This appeal is concerned with a challenge to the legality of legislation of the Scottish Parliament which deprives a person, A, who is accused of sexual activity with an under-aged person, B, of the defence that he or she reasonably believed that B . .
These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 15 February 2021; Ref: scu.640833