What is community sentence in the UK?
You may get a community sentence if you’re convicted of a crime by a court but are not sent to prison. You may have to do unpaid work in your local community, like removing graffiti. This is called Community Payback. Community sentences can be given for crimes such as: damaging property.
This activity can go on your UK record as you may only go to court or go to prison. Crimes that are recorded as well as damaging property can be assault , drink driving , shoplifting and small benefit fraud these also lead to community order.
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Community sentence can last 2-12 hours depending on how bad the crime is against not obeying certain rules set. But also community order give education , training and employment.
If you repeatedly fail to attend Community Service, Probation and Parole will make an application to court for a revocation of your Community Service Order.
They will state their reasons for revocation in a report that is provided to the court in your breach proceedings. In cases where offenders have a drink dependency that causes them to commit a crime, they can be ordered by the court to complete alcohol treatment. This is a tailored programme with the aim to reduce dependency on alcohol, whilst it can also last between 6 months and 3 years.
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If a offender from the community breach’s community order then they can get a sentence for a impressionable by a court but not sent to prison.