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Plans to revise sentencing guidelines for drugs offences in England and Wales were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Read More

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Plans to revise sentencing guidelines for drugs offences in England and Wales were published for consultation today by the Sentencing Read More

Summary of key findings To support the revision of the Sentencing Council’s Drug Offences guidelines, the Council has commissioned analysis Read More

Start  Finish 15 January 2020 7 April 2020 Respond to the consultation: Download the consultation documents: Consultation Or use the Read More

Triable either way Class AMaximum: 7 years’ custodyOffence range: Fine – 51 weeks’ custody Class BMaximum: 5 years’ custodyOffence range: Read More

Triable either way unless the defendant could receive the minimum sentence of seven years for a third drug trafficking offence Read More

Production of a controlled drug, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (section 4(2)(a) or (b)) Cultivation of cannabis plant, Misuse of Read More

Supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (section 4(3)) Possession of a controlled drug Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 7 years’ custodyOffence range: Discharge – 6 years’ custody User guide for this offence Guideline users should Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 2 years’ custodyOffence range: High level community order – 2 years’ custody User guide for this offence Read More