THE SENTENCING ACT 2020 - PART 2​

Following on from PART 1 of the Sentencing Act 2020 (which came into force on the 1st December 2020) presented by Colin last month, this month’s presentation is PART 2 and completes his presentations in relation to the Act.

 

Whilst last month’s presentation covered Committals for Sentence and Remittals for Sentence under the new Act – this month’s presentation will deal with:

 

CUSTODIAL SENTENCES IN ALL THEIR FORMS WHICH MAY BE IMPOSED IN THE VARIOUS COURTS UPON ADULTS AND CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

I think you will agree that it is the custodial aspects of the Act which need to be understood above all else.

 

It is a major part of the Act and, whilst not being able to go into the individual Sections, Colin will summarise the main points you need to know in relation to each and every one of the bullet points mentioned in the contents list of this 1-hour ZOOM presentation.

 

Content:

The following topics will be under consideration

  • Determinate custodial sentences available for Children or Young People in the Youth Court and in the Crown Court

  • Custodial sentences available for Children or Young People in the Crown Court when being sentenced as Dangerous Offenders

  • Determinate custodial sentences available in the Adult Magistrates’ Court for those offenders aged 18, 19 or 20

  • Determinate custodial sentences available in the Crown Court for those offenders aged 18, 19 or 20

  • Determinate custodial sentences available in the Adult Magistrates’ Court for those offenders aged 21+

  • Determinate custodial sentences available at the Crown Court for those offenders aged 21+

  • Custodial sentences for those aged 18+ at the Crown Court where sentenced under the Dangerous Offender provisions

  • Custodial sentences for those aged 18+ at the Crown Court when sentenced as ‘offenders of particular concern’

  • Minimum sentences for particular offences

  • The powers of the Court to suspend the sentence when dealing with offenders aged 18, 19 or 20

  • The powers of the Court to suspend the sentence when dealing with offenders aged 21+

  • 1 days detention in default in lieu of the payment of the fine

  • 1  days detention on the offence itself

  • Qualifying Curfews – a curfew of 9 hours or more per day monitored by an electronic tag (the legal position with regard to both Adults and Youths)

  • Remands into custody before a custodial sentence is imposed (the legal position with regard to both Adults and Youths)

  • Life sentences for Adults and Detention During Her Majesty’s Pleasure for Children or Young People

  • The sentencing powers of a Crown Court Judge in terms of custody following an appeal from the Magistrates’ Court