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Triable either way Maximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range: High level community order – 9 years’ custody Note for offences sentenced Read More

Definitive sentencing guidelines for the sentencing of Public Order offences were published on 16 October 2019 and the online sentencing Read more

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A summary of the responses received to the consultation paper on the sentencing of Public Order offences.

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A comprehensive package of guidelines to be used by all courts in England and Wales when sentencing offenders convicted of Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 5 years’ custodyOffence range: Community order – 4 years 6 months’ custody This is a specified offence Read More

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The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines to be used by judges and magistrates in England and Wales when sentencing Read More

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