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A criminal case can lead to the defendant(s) being convicted of an offence or offences either after a trial or Read More

When a defendant either pleads guilty or is convicted following a trial, they can be either sentenced immediately or the Read More

The revised guidelines for offences in the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines were published on 24 January 2017 and will come Read More

View related documents on sentencing children and young people here. The definitive guideline on sentencing children and young people was Read More

Help and support If there is additional material you need, or you have trouble finding something, please do let us Read More

View related documents on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea here. The definitive guideline on reduction in sentence for Read More

View related documents on imposition here. The definitive guideline on imposition of community and custodial sentences was issued on 25 Read More

Understanding criminal sentencing in England and Wales – resources for teachers  The Sentencing Council has produced resources for teachers delivering Read More

A – E F – M N – Z Fine – a financial punishment given for lower level crimes. The Read More

A – E F – M N – Z Open court – the majority of hearings in courts in England Read More