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What does it mean if an offender is given a suspended sentence?

If a court imposes a sentence of imprisonment on an offender for a term of least 14 days but not more than 2 years, it may make an order providing that the sentence of imprisonment is 'suspended' . If a court imposes a sentence of imprisonment on an offender for a term of least 14 days but not more than 2 years, it may make an order providing that the sentence of imprisonment is 'suspended' .


This means that the sentence does not take effect unless the offender commits another offence in the United Kingdom during a specified time.

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