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A cannabis or khat warning may be given where the offender is found in possession of a small amount of Read More

The offence guidelines include two structures: pre-Sentencing Council guidelines (created by the Sentencing Guidelines Council) and Sentencing Council guidelines. Using Read More

Always consult your legal adviser if you are considering deferring a sentence. The court is empowered to defer passing sentence Read More

See: Overarching principles – domestic abuse: definitive guideline.

A conditional caution (Criminal Justice Act 2003, s.22) requires an offender to comply with conditions, as an alternative to prosecution. Read More