Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea: Definitive guideline

This guideline applies regardless of the date of the offence to all individual offenders aged 18 and older and to organisations in cases where the first hearing is on or after 1 June 2017. The guideline applies equally in magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court.

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

Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea: Definitive guideline – Archived PDF

For cases where the first hearing was before 1st June 2017, use the Sentencing Guidelines Council guideline.