As well as imposing a sentence, the judge or magistrates may also impose orders on the offenders. These are known as ancillary orders. Some ancillary orders are aimed at redressing the harm caused by an offender, such as compensation orders. Others aim to prevent future re-offending or repeat victimisation, including criminal behaviour orders and exclusion orders.

In certain situations a judge or magistrates must impose an ancillary order, for example where an offender is found guilty of dangerous driving, they must be disqualified from driving for a minimum of 12 months and the court must order that they take an extended retest before they can regain their licence.

In other situations it is up to the judge or magistrates to decide whether an ancillary order is appropriate or necessary, taking into account the circumstances of the offence and the offender. In many cases the prosecution will invite the court to make relevant orders. There are a number of different ancillary orders available, including:

  • Criminal behaviour orders
  • Compensation orders
  • Confiscation orders (Crown Court only)
  • Deprivation orders
  • Disqualification from driving
  • Drink banning orders
  • Disqualification from being a company director
  • Financial reporting order
  • Football banning orders
  • Forfeiture orders
  • Parenting orders
  • Restitution orders
  • Restraining orders
  • Serious crime prevention order (Crown Court only)
  • Sexual harm prevention orders