Credit for guilty plea and mitigation

Credit for guilty plea and mitigation guidance:

Basis for giving credit for an early guilty plea The sentencing court is under a statutory duty to take into account the stage in proceedings at which the offender...

Practice Note

Judicial independence is fundamental to the rule of law. The integrity of the criminal justice system depends on a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial...

Practice Note

Once a defendant has been convicted of a criminal offence by a criminal court in England and Wales, the court will move to consider what sentence should be imposed. The...

Practice Note

When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their...

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