Sentencing guidelines – important amendments in force

May 2024 | Crime
Changes to several sentencing guidelines came into effect on 1 April 2024 following a Sentencing Council consultation exercise last year. These apply to both Magistrates Court and Crown Court guidelines. Among the key changes are: Mitigating factors, including expanded explanations, eg replacing the existing reference to pregnancy in the ‘Sole or primary carer’ factor with …
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