All sentencing guidelines for use in magistrates’ courts are available on this website and via an app designed for use on iPads, which can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store.

Revisions 2020

Between 22 January 2020 and 15 April 2020, the Council consulted on revisions to some of the magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines and association explanatory materials.

Revisions 2017

Between 19 May 2016 and 11 August 2016, the Council consulted on revisions to some of the magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines. Revised guidelines were published on 24 January 2017 and came into force on 24 April 2017 covering the following offences:

Related documents

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: Magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines

See also: List of consultation questions (word version) 2017