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Threatening behaviour – fear or provocation of violence, Public Order Act 1986, s.4 Triable only summarilyMaximum: 6 months’ custodyOffence range: 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

Disorderly behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress, Public Order Act 1986, s.4A Triable only summarilyMaximum: 6 months’ Read More

Triable only on indictmentMaximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range: 3 – 9 years’ custody This is a specified offence for the Read More

Indictable onlyMaximum: Life imprisonmentOffence range:  4 – 22 years’ custody This is a serious specified offence for the purposes of Read More

Possession, purchase or acquisition of a prohibited weapon or ammunition Indictable only: Section 5(1)(a), (ab), (aba), (ac), (ad), (ae), (af), Read More

Possession, purchase or acquisition of a firearm without a certificate, Firearms Act 1968 (section 1(1)(a))Possession, purchase or acquisition of ammunition Read More

Possession of a firearm or ammunition by person with previous convictions prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition Triable either Read More

Indictable onlyMaximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range:  Medium level community order – 9 years’ custody This is a specified offence for Read More

Use of firearm or imitation firearm to resist arrest, Firearms Act 1968, s. 17(1) Possession of firearm or imitation firearm Read More