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    Minimum Sentences | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

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    June 27 , 2018 | Posted by admin@kangs |

    Minimum Sentences | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

    In order to protect society, as far as is possible,  the courts are required in  a number of instances to impose the minimum term stipulated by the current law unless it would be unjust to do so or there are exceptional circumstances which require consideration and recognition.

    The offences affected are predominantly serious and violent offences and the applicable sentences are imposed by legislation.

    The sentencing judge carries the responsibility of ensuring that the minimum sentence is imposed.

    In practise, the sentence imposed will exceed the minimum sentence although credit for a guilty plea may be applied.

    Minimum Sentence Offences | Kangs Criminal Offence Solicitors

    Weapons

    Possession of an offensive weapon or blade for a second offence:

    • an adult- 6 months imprisonment
    • someone aged 16 or 17 – 4 months imprisonment,

    unless unjust in all the circumstances.

    Burglary

    For dwelling house burglary where there have been two or more convictions sentenced on separate occasions:

    • 3 years imprisonment.

    Firearms

    For a variety of firearms offences including, possession, possession with intent to cause fear of violence or intent to injure:

    • an adult – 5 years imprisonment,
    • someone aged 16 or 17 – 3 years imprisonment,

    in the absence of exceptional circumstances.

    Drugs

    For a variety of Class A drugs offences including production, supply, possession with intent to supply, importing and exporting, if there have been two previous separate convictions for Class A trafficking offences:

    • 7 years imprisonment,

    unless it is unjust to impose such a sentence.

    Unjust can refer to the circumstances of the defendant, the previous relevant convictions or the circumstances of the offence for which the defendant is being sentenced.

    How Can We Help? | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

    At Kangs Solicitors, we have a wealth of experience in defending clients against all types of criminal charge throughout the country on a daily basis.

    It is vital that you seek the assistance of a solicitor at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you are properly guided and advised as this may well affect the outcome of any prosecution that may ensue.

    If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact any of the following:

    John Veale
    jveale@kangssolicitors.co.uk
    0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

    Suki Randhawa
    srandhawa@kangssolicitors.co.uk
    0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

    Helen Holder
    hholder@kangssolicitors.co.uk
    0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

    Cagin Husnu
    chusnu@kangssolicitors.co.uk
    020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

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