Overarching Principles - Seriousness: Definitive guideline

Superseded by the General guideline 1 October 2019.

Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on seriousness. When determining the appropriate sentence the sentencer must consider the seriousness of the offence.

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

Overarching Principles – Seriousness: Definitive guideline – Archived PDF