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What sentences / penalties can be given to a person found guilty of a crime?

Magistrates and judges are responsible for deciding what sentence to impose on people found guilty of a crime. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, the following penalties may be given:

Discharge.
Fine.
Community sentence.
Imprisonment.

If, after you are made aware of the outcome of your case, you feel the need for emotional support, you can contact Victim Support or the Witness Service who will be able to assist you.

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