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.

Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea: Definitive guideline

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