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Triable either wayMaximum: 3 years’ custodyOffence range: Fine – 2 years 9 months’ custody This is a specified offence for Read More

Disorderly behaviour, Public Order Act 1986, s.5 Triable only summarilyMaximum: Level 3 fineOffence range: Discharge – Fine Racially or religiously Read More

Racial hatred offences, Public Order Act 1986, (ss.18-23) Hatred against persons on religious grounds or grounds of sexual orientation, Public Read More

Threatening behaviour – fear or provocation of violence, Public Order Act 1986, s.4 Triable only summarilyMaximum: 6 months’ custodyOffence range: Read More

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A resource assessment for the definitive Public Order guideline.

Disorderly behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress, Public Order Act 1986, s.4A) Triable only summarilyMaximum: 6 months’ Read More

Triable only on indictmentMaximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range: 3 – 9 years’ custody This is a specified offence for the Read More

Publication  —  Statistical bulletin  — 

Data tables showing current sentencing practice to accompany the definitive Public Order guideline.

View related documents on sentencing of firearms offences here. The consultation on sentencing of firearms offences was published on 9 Read More

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A consultation paper on the sentencing of firearms offences. Closes 14 January 2020.