Breach guideline

View related documents on breach offences here.

The definitive guideline on sentencing breach offences was issued on 7 June and came into force on 1 October 2018.

The consultation on the breach guideline was published on 25 October 2016 and closed on 25 January 2017.

The new breach guideline contains guidance for:

  • Breach of a community order
  • Breach of a suspended sentence order
  • Breach of post sentence supervision
  • Failing to surrender to bail
  • Breach of a protective order (restraining and non-molestation orders)
  • Breach of a criminal behaviour order (also applicable to breach of an anti-social behaviour order)
  • Breach of a sexual harm prevention order (also applicable to breach of a sexual offences prevention order and to breach of a foreign travel order)
  • Failing to comply with notification requirement
  • Breach of disqualification from acting as a director
  • Breach of disqualification from keeping an animal