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Deferred sentence in United Kingdom

Definition of Deferred Sentence

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Deferred Sentence : A *sentence imposed by a magistrates’ court or the Crown Court after a period of up to six months from conviction for the offence. The court may postpone sentencing, if the convicted person agrees, if it wishes to assess any change in the offender’s conduct or circumstances during that time.

Deferred sentence Meaning

Deferred sentence in Scottish Law

When the final decision about any punishment is deferred or put off to another date, usually three to 12 months later.

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  • Article Name: Deferred Sentence
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Definition of Deferred Sentence In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Deferred Sentence [...]

This entry was last updated: January 6, 2015


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