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Guideline users should be aware that the Equal Treatment Bench Book covers important aspects of fair treatment and disparity of Read More

Step 1 Reaching a provisional sentenceStep 2 Aggravating and mitigating factorsStep 3 to Step 9 Throughout this guideline, additional information Read More

Harassment, Protection from Harassment Act 1997, s.2Stalking, Protection from Harassment Act 1997, s.2A Triable only summarilyMaximum: 6 months’ custodyOffence range: Read More

Harassment (putting people in fear of violence), Protection from Harassment Act 1997, s.4Stalking (involving fear of violence or serious alarm Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 2 years’ custodyOffence range: Discharge – 1 year 6 months’ custody Where offence committed in a domestic Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 5 years’ custodyOffence range: Community order – 4 years’ custody Where offence committed in a domestic context, Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range: Community order – 7 years’ custody This is a specified offence for the Read More

  Rape and assault offences Offence(Sexual Offences Act 1956 unless stated otherwise) Effective dates Maximum Rape (section 1) 1 January Read More