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Possession of a firearm or ammunition by person with previous convictions prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition Triable either Read More

Indictable onlyMaximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range:  Medium level community order – 9 years’ custody This is a specified offence for Read More

Use of firearm or imitation firearm to resist arrest, Firearms Act 1968, s. 17(1) Possession of firearm or imitation firearm Read More

s. 19(a) a loaded shot guns. 19(b) an air weapon (whether loaded or not)s. 19(c) any other firearm (whether loaded Read More

Press releases  — 

Draft guidelines for sentencing offenders for the most commonly sentenced firearms offences were published today in a consultation launched by Read More

News  — 

The Sentencing Council has launched a public consultation on sentencing guidelines to be used by the Crown Court and magistrates’ Read More

Manufacture weapon or ammunition specified in section 5(1), Firearms Act 1968, s. 5(2A)(a) Sell or transfer prohibited weapon or ammunition, Read More

Publication  —  Statistical bulletin  — 

A bulletin explaining current sentencing practice for firearms offences to accompany the consultation.

News  — 

The new General guideline for sentencing offences that do not have a specific sentencing guideline, published by the Sentencing Council, Read More

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New sentencing guidelines for offenders guilty of arson and criminal damage offences across England and Wales come into force today Read More