Drug offences: Definitive guideline

Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on drugs offences.

This pdf should be used for reference only. For in force, definitive guideline(s), go as appropriate to:

Sentencing guidelines for use in the magistrates’ courts

Sentencing guidelines for use in Crown Court

Drug offences: Definitive guideline – Archived PDF

Sentencing of drug offences involving newer and less common drugs – Archived PDF
It is important to note that this guidance does not carry the same authority as a sentencing guideline, and sentencers are not obliged to follow it. However, it is hoped that the majority of sentencers will find it useful in assisting them to deal with these cases.