Sentencing Council consults on early plea reduction

Draft guidelines require courts to reduce sentences for early guilty pleas to encourage offenders to come forward

by Isabella Kaminski
Offenders pleading guilty early may get up to a one-third reduction on their sentence. Photograph: Sebastian Duda/123RF
Offenders pleading guilty early may get up to a one-third reduction on their sentence. Photograph: Sebastian Duda/123RF

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