Magistrates receive various Judicial updates, corrections and guidance from the Sentencing Council or their Justices’ Clerk most of which arrive in electronic format either Microsoft Office Word or Adobe PDF format. We want to add these into our Sentencing Guidelines App either as a general reference of useful resources or specifically in support of specific types of offence. You can add most types of document into the App including scanned documents or pictures, Microsoft Office Word and Excel or Adobe PDF documents.
The Refs (or References) popup provides quick access to frequently needed resources. Adjournment or disqualification dates The Adjournment calc reference provides a table of dates in weeks from today’s date. This allows the Court to set an adjournment date a number of weeks from today’s date and to quickly confirm this date. The table provides a readout of weeks, date and number of days from today. The links Totting up disqualification, Speeding guideline and Penalty notices will open the respective offence guidelines.
The Sentencing Guidelines App for Apple and Android requires an Annual Subscription. The Annual Subscription provides on-going access to Tools and Judicial updates for the App. These notes explain how to obtain a subscription. The price of the annual subscription is £25.00 Subscription for Sentencing Guidelines for iPad/iPhone You can obtain a subscription for Apple iPad and iPhone by contacting Ambay Software Ltd. by email or telephone. A subscription may be purchased by request for payment via PayPal, bank transfer, debit or credit card over the telephone or by cheque to our offices.
The Refs (or References) popup provides quick access to frequently needed resources. Bail decisions: Adult Indictable Only or Either-Way Imprisonable Offence The Bail decisions table provides a useful flowchart for the decision to grant unconditional bail or to find an exception where bail may be refused. The information provides a two-page summary of the Exceptions to the general right to bail.
The Drink drive dates calculator tool provides for the definitive calculation of reduced disqualification dates for successful completion of the drink drive rehabilitation course. Drink driver rehabilitation course The Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines describes the maximum reduction in driver disqualification period available for the successful completion of an approved drink driver rehabilitation course. These are found upon page 450, paragraph 21: 21. The reduction must be at least three months but cannot be more than one quarter of the total period of disqualification:
The Speeding grid tool provides a quick reference for the Offences of Excess Alcohol Drive/Attempt to drive and In charge. Excess alcohol drive/attempt drive and In charge These Excess alcohol offences are charged with the unit amount of alcohol measurement in breath, blood or urine detailed within the description of the offence. Check which offence is charged and select the appropriate band from the uppper (drive/attempt drive) or lower (in charge) grid.
Managing and saving your Favourites and Flagged items Once you’ve created a useful list of Favourites, you can export these to a File that is stored within the Sentencing Guidelines App. Open a Favourites pop-up, tap the Export button at the top-left, then enter a description for the Favourites export file. Then tap Export. The dialogue box will confirm the export of the Favourites and the location of that file.
Favourites Favourites are items of reference, such as offences, explanatory materials or pronouncments that you wish to have quick access to. You might use Favourites to hold a list of all the offences due to be dealt with at Court or a list of the most typical offences for your type of Court hearing. To place an item onto your list of favourites, just tap a star adjacent to an index entry, the star will turn yellow and that item has been added to your Favourites.
Favourites Flagged items are similar to Favourites where they hold a collection of references that are frequently used. To make an item Flagged open the item in a view and tap the flag icon in the top border. are items of reference, such as offences, explanatory materials or pronouncments that you wish to have quick access to. You might use Favourites to hold a list of all the offences due to be dealt with at Court or a list of the most typical offences for your type of Court hearing.
The Fines Calculator tool provides for the calculation of fines across Fine Bands A to F, calculation of the relevant weekly income for a defendant, court costs and the appropriate victim surcharge. Relevant Weekly Income RWI is the weekly income against which a fine will be calculated. Where the defendant is in receipt of benefits use the RWI £120 button. If the defendant is being dealt with in absence and has not declared an income, use the RWI £440 button.