Types of Sentences

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There are 5 Types of Sentences available to the Courts. They are:

  • Custodial Sentences:
    • 2 Types; Mandatory and Discretionary. Mandatory involve automatic life sentence under s.225 of Criminal Justice Act. Discretionary- Judge decides how much time is spent in custody as long as it is justified under s.152 of CJA. (S.144 Reduced Sentence 1/3 off for those who plead guilty)
  • Suspended Sentences:
    • Sentenced; Period of Custody that is not activated unless the offender re-offends within a


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