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Seeks views on draft guidance in the reduction of sentence for a guilty plea.
This consultation was held on another website.
This consultation ran from9:30am on 11 February 2016 to
11:45pm on 5 May 2016
The Sentencing Council collected data on the timings and levels of guilty pleas. The data suggests that levels of reductions in some cases appear to be higher than those recommended by the guideline.
The Council has designed the revised guideline for guilty plea reductions to clarify the levels of reduction appropriate for the different stages at which the plea is entered.
The revised guideline seeks to encourage those defendants who are aware of their guilt to enter a plea as early in the court process as possible.
11 February 2016
Sentencing Council for England and Wales
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