Ancillary orders

In addition to the sentence imposed, the judge or magistrate may also impose other orders, known as ancillary orders. Some ancillary orders are aimed at redressing the harm caused by an offender, such as compensation orders. Others aim to prevent future re-offending or repeat victimisation, including criminal behaviour orders and exclusion orders.

In certain situations a judge or magistrate must impose an ancillary order; for example, an offender found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving must be disqualified from driving for a minimum of two years. Also, where an offence has resulted in personal injury, loss or damage a court must consider whether to make a compensation order.

In other situations it is up to the judge or magistrate to decide whether an ancillary order is appropriate or necessary, taking into account the circumstances of the offence and the offender.  In many cases the prosecution will invite the court to make relevant orders. There are a number of different ancillary orders available including:

  • criminal behaviour orders;
  • compensation orders;
  • confiscation orders (Crown Court only);
  • deprivation orders;
  • disqualification from driving;
  • drink banning orders;
  • disqualification from being a company director;
  • financial reporting order;
  • football banning orders;
  • forfeiture orders;
  • parenting orders;
  • restitution orders;
  • restraining orders;
  • serious crime prevention order (Crown Court only); and
  • sexual harm prevention orders.