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The Criminal Courts Charge has changed – 24 December 2015 From 24 December 2015, the Criminal Courts Charge no longer Read More

When sentencing for offences committed on or after 1 October 2012 a magistrates’ court must order the Victim Surcharge in Read More

A court should not conclude that offending involved aggravation related to race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity without Read More

A victim personal statement (VPS) gives victims a formal opportunity to say how a crime has affected them. Where the Read More

Refer to the Breach of a suspended sentence order guideline

See the Imposition of community and custodial sentences guideline

Refer to the breach of community order guideline for guidance on the approach to sentencing for breaches of community orders.

Sections 29 to 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 create specific racially or religiously aggravated offences, which have Read More

Under section 146 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the court must treat as an aggravating factor the fact that: Read More