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. Closed 14 January 2020.
Indictable onlyMaximum: Life imprisonmentOffence range: 4 – 22 years’ custody This is a serious specified offence for the purposes of Read More
Possession, purchase or acquisition of a prohibited weapon or ammunition Indictable only: Section 5(1)(a), (ab), (aba), (ac), (ad), (ae), (af), Read More