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(p. 413) 22. Specific Types of Sentence and the Plea in Mitigation 

(p. 413) 22. Specific Types of Sentence and the Plea in Mitigation
(p. 413) 22. Specific Types of Sentence and the Plea in Mitigation

Martin Hannibal

and Lisa Mountford

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date: 03 December 2020

This chapter explains specific types of sentence and provide guidance on how a defence solicitor might prepare and deliver a plea in mitigation. It discusses when discretionary custodial sentence can be imposed; custody between the ages 18 and 21; length of custodial sentence; suspended sentence of imprisonment; concluding remarks on discretionary custodial sentences; fixed length sentences; sentencing dangerous offenders; community sentences; community sentences under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 2003; guilty plea credit and community orders; enforcement of community orders under the CJA 2003 in the event of breach; deferring sentence; fines; compensation orders; conditional discharge; absolute discharge; bind over; ancillary orders; structuring a plea in mitigation; advocacy and the plea in mitigation; and professional conduct.

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