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Triable either way (except as noted below)Maximum: 14 years’ custodyOffence range: Community order – 6 years’ custody This is a serious specified offence for the purposes of section 226A (extended sentence for certain violent, sexual or terrorism offences) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 if it was committed with intent to: inflict grievous bodily harm on a person, or do unlawful damage to a building or anything in it. This offence is…

Triable either way (except as noted below)Maximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range: Fine – 5 years’ custody This is a serious specified offence for the purposes of section 226A (extended sentence for certain violent, sexual or terrorism offences) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 if it was committed with intent to: inflict grievous bodily harm on a person, or do unlawful damage to a building or anything in it. This offence is indictable only…

Triable either wayMaximum: 3 years’ custodyOffence range: Discharge – 18 months’ custody User guide for this offence Guideline users should be aware that the Equal Treatment Bench Book covers important aspects of fair treatment and disparity of outcomes for different groups in the criminal justice system. It provides guidance which sentencers are encouraged to take into account wherever applicable, to ensure that there is fairness for all…

Triable only on indictment Maximum: Life imprisonmentOffence range: 1 – 13 years’ custody This is a serious specified offence for the purposes of section 224 (life sentences for serious offences) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. User guide for this offence Guideline users should be aware that the Equal Treatment Bench Book covers important aspects of fair treatment and disparity of outcomes for different groups in the criminal justice system….

Triable either wayMaximum: 14 years’ custodyOffence range: Discharge – 8 years’ custody User guide for this offence Guideline users should be aware that the Equal Treatment Bench Book covers important aspects of fair treatment and disparity of outcomes for different groups in the criminal justice system. It provides guidance which sentencers are encouraged to take into account wherever applicable, to ensure that there is fairness for all…

Triable either wayMaximum: 10 years’ custodyOffence range: Community order – 7 years’ custody For convictions on or after 3 December 2012 (irrespective of the date of commission of the offence), this is a specified offence for the purposes of section 226A (extended sentence for certain violent or sexual offences) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. User guide for this offence Guideline users should be aware that the Equal Treatment Bench Book…

Triable either way (triable only summarily if damage under £5,000)Maximum when tried summarily: Level 5 fine and/or 6 months’ custodyMaximum when tried on indictment: 2 years’ custody Must endorse and disqualify for at least 12 months Must disqualify for at least 2 years if offender has had two or more disqualifications for periods of 56 days or more in preceding 3 years – see explanatory material on obligatory disqualification and…

Triable either wayMaximum: 14 years’ custodyOffence range: Community order – 9 years’ custody For offences committed on or after 3 December 2012, this is an offence listed in Part 1 of Schedule 15B for the purposes of section 224A (life sentence for second listed offence) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. For convictions on or after 3 December 2012 (irrespective of the date of commission of the offence), this is a specified offence for the…

Triable only on indictmentMaximum: Life imprisonmentOffence range: 4 – 19 years’ custody This is a serious specified offence for the purposes of sections 224 and 225(2) (life sentence for serious offences) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. For offences committed on or after 3 December 2012, this is an offence listed in Part 1 of Schedule 15B for the purposes of sections 224A (life sentence for second listed offence) of the Criminal Justice Act…

  Approach to sentencing historic sexual offences When sentencing sexual offences under the Sexual Offences Act 1956, or other legislation pre-dating the2003 Act, the court should apply the following principles:1 The offender must be sentenced in accordance with the sentencing regime applicable at the date of sentence. Under the Criminal Justice Act 20032 the court must have regard to the statutory purposes ofsentencing and must base the…