New Sentencing Guidelines on Allocation, TICs and Totality
Definitive Sentencing Guidelines have been published by the Sentencing Council on three overarching aspects of sentencing: allocation, offences taken into consideration (TICs) and totality.
The Crown Court version of the guidelines will not include the allocation guideline and the version of the totality guideline for inclusion in the Magistrates Court Sentencing Guidelines (MCSG) will not include the specific application sections on extended sentences for public protection or indeterminate sentences, as magistrates cannot pass these sentences.
The definitive guidelines were publsihed in a Crown Court version and as an update to the MCSG on 6th March 2012.
The guidelines come into force on 11th June 2012