Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea: Definitive guideline

Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales that provides guidance to sentencers on the reduction in sentence for a guilty plea, for cases where the first hearing was before 1st June 2017.

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 (2007): Definitive guideline – Archived PDF

For cases where the first hearing is on or after 1st June 2017, use the new Sentencing Council guideline (2017).