Firearms: The New Sentencing Regime

Published date07 January 2021
Law FirmBCL Solicitors LLP
AuthorMr Daniel Jackson

The new guidelines applicable to sentencing those offenders convicted of firearms offences are now in force (effective from 1 January 2021).

Previously, there were no sentencing guidelines in the crown court for offences involving firearms, with only one guideline in the magistrates' court for carrying a firearm in a public place, making this area quite a sentencing minefield.

It is hoped that the new guidelines will provide the courts with the necessary tools to achieve consistency, whilst making the sentencing process more...

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