The definitive guidelines on sentencing breach offences were issued on 7 June and came into force on 1 October 2018.
The guidelines cover the following offences:
- Breach of a community order
- Breach of a suspended sentence order
- Breach of post sentence supervision
- Failure to surrender to bail
- Breach of a protective order (restraining and non-molestation orders)
- Breach of a criminal behaviour order (also applicable to breach of an anti-social behaviour order)
- Breach of a sexual harm prevention order (also applicable to breach of a sexual offences prevention order and to breach of a foreign travel order)
- Fail to comply with notification requirements
- Breach of disqualification from acting as a director
- Breach of disqualification from keeping an animal
The consultation on the draft breach guidelines was open between 25 October 2016 and 25 January 2017.
To support the guidelines and consultations, the Council publishes a range of documents. These documents may include consultation responses, statistical bulletins, resource and equality impact assessments and guideline assessments.
Related documents: Breach offences