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Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, Offences against the Person Act 1861, s.47 Racially or religiously aggravated ABH, Crime and Disorder Read More

Triable only on indictmentMaximum penalty: Life imprisonmentOffence range: 3 – 40 years’ custody User guide for this offence Guideline users Read More

Inflicting grievous bodily harm/ Unlawful wounding, Offences against the Person Act 1861, s.20 Racially or religiously aggravated GBH/ Unlawful wounding, Crime Read More

Triable either wayMaximum penalty: 1 year’s custodyOffence range: Fine – 1 year’s custody User guide for this offence Guideline users Read More

Common Assault, Criminal Justice Act 1988 (section 39)Racially/religiously aggravated common assault, Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (section 29) Section 39Triable Read More

Triable only on indictment Maximum: Life imprisonmentOffence range: 2 – 16 years’ custody This is a serious specified offence for Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 2 years’ custodyOffence Range: Fine –1 year 3 months’ custody This is a specified offence for the Read More

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We opened a consultation today on revised sentencing guidelines for seven assault offences, including common assault and attempted murder, and Read More

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A consultation paper on the sentencing of drug offences. Closed 15 September 2020.

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Proposed revised sentencing guidelines for seven assault offences, including common assault and attempted murder, and a new guideline for assault Read More