Firearms: The New Sentencing Regime

Published date07 January 2021
Subject MatterLitigation, Mediation & Arbitration, Trials & Appeals & Compensation
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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