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Judges and magistrates across England and Wales will have access to expanded explanations embedded in offence specific guidelines. The expanded Read More

Judges and magistrates across England and Wales hand down sentences to over 1 million offenders a year for criminal offences. Read More

The new overarching General guideline was published on 24 July 2019. It will appear in a purple colour scheme until Read more

For sentencing offences for which there is no offence specific sentencing guideline, and For use in conjunction with offence specific Read More

Publication  —  Consultations  — 

A summary of the responses received to the consultation paper on the General guideline and expanded explanations in sentencing guidelines.

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Judges and magistrates in criminal courts across England and Wales will have a new General guideline for sentencing offences that Read More

Publication  —  Resource assessment  — 

A resource assessment for the definitive General guideline and expanded explanations in sentencing guidelines.

  Section one: General approach  The guidance given in this guideline will assist sentencers when sentencing offenders who have any Read More

Triable either wayMaximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range: Discharge – 4 years’ custody Where offence committed in domestic context, refer to Read More

This is a serious specified offence for the purposes of section 224 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. Triable only Read More