Deferment of sentence

We do not intend to sentence you today, but will do so on ………… This is so that we can review your conduct between now and then.

At present we are thinking of sentencing you to ………… but if you do not commit any further offences during this time and you complete the following requirements, we could impose a lower sentence on you.

The requirements that must be carried out are …………

If you do not comply with the requirements, or you commit another offence during this time, you may be brought back to the court sooner and sentenced for today’s offence(s) and any others.

A probation officer will write a report before you are sentenced and you must co-operate with the officer.

Do you understand?

Do you agree to this course of action?

You must not leave the court building until you have a copy of the order.