01 December 2020
The Sentencing Act 2020 came in force on 1 December 2020, consolidating procedural provisions relied upon by the courts during the sentencing process. Whilst the Act streamlines procedural sentencing matters, it does not replace sentencing guidelines, alter any pre-existing maximum sentences, or introduce harsher penalties.
The Sentencing Act has a significant number of sections and PNLD are working on adding all relevant provisions to the database. In the meantime, the complete Act can be accessed on legislation.gov.
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