Welcome to the explanatory materials section of the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines. This section aims to provide you with all the supporting information you may need when sentencing in the magistrates’ courts. Use the drop down menus below to see what is in each section. Please note, this section has been substantially reorganised and amended so if you are maintaining a hard copy, you may wish to print it from the pdf (pages 141 – 196) which can then replace part five in your hard copy.