New sentencing guidelines for magistrates’ courts published

The Sentencing Council has published revised guidelines for offences in the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines.

The guidelines apply to all offenders aged 18 and older who are sentenced on or after 24 April 2017, regardless of the date of the offence.

These are available online. The revised guidelines will appear in purple until they come into effect, and the current guidelines will also be available until then.

We are working on providing PDF versions of these guidelines, which will be available shortly.

The revised guidelines will be available on the offence pages and can be viewed here directly: