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Common Offences

There are a number of different offences that can relate to public order. Some of the most common offences are set out below, with some of the main features of those offences and the maximum sentence. The table below does not include a full explanation about each offence or the likely sentence (which would be based on your personal circumstances and the nature of the offence in your case).

In deciding whether to prosecute, the Crown Prosecution Service must consider whether it is in the public interest to prosecute you and there is specific guidance to consider this for protest related offences.

For full advice about any of these or any other offences, please contact our specialist team.

Our common offence specialists are part of our London based protest law team. We have four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.


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