Crimes and Fines

Bullying – Zero-Tolerance Policy

This community takes bullying and the act of bullying very seriously. Remember, there is always a fine line between having ‘banter’ with someone and bullying. Always make sure you know where the line is. The community, members and management are expected to have a zero-tolerance policy on bullying and therefore anyone who breaks this expectation will be removed dealt with accordingly. Further action may be taken by the CMG Community Managers at their discretion.

Introduction

So you've arrested someone for an offence, now what? Well look no further. This is going to be your go to bible when you need to clarify an offence or even find out a definition to an offence when the lawyer is giving you grief. If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask a higher ranking officer! It's always best to get a second opinion from another officer if you're unsure, also, remember that it's never too late to de-arrest and re-arrest for a different offence if you make a mistake.

Useful information and Definitions

Throughout this document there will be several things that will be referred to that you may not understand, this section will hopefully clear some of these up for you however, always feel free to ask questions.

  • When sentencing someone for an offence, you can only sentence people for a maximum of £100,000 fine and 30 months (minutes) in prison (TSG are the only officers that can override that up to £250,000).
  • If you are dealing with an attempted offence then you give them half the fine and sentence than what's shown on this page.
  • Being in possession of something means you have immediate access or control over that item.
  • Consent is when you give someone permission.
  • Force can include punching someone, using a weapon or using a car to forcefully take the property.
  • You can consent to ABH but you cannot consent to GBH.
  • A weapon is defined as an item that is made, intended or adapted to be a weapon by the person in possession of it or someone else.
  • Intent or to do something intentionally means you mean to do, for example, if it's a mistake, you have no intent.
  • When looking to search someone, you need to give certain information before you search them. The information you need to tell them is; Who you are, What you're searching for, Why you're searching them (in detail) and What law/act you are searching them under.

Offences against a person

Common Assault

Section 39, Criminal Justice Act 1988

Making physical contact with someone without causing injury or making someone fear that unlawful physical violence will be used against them

£10,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)

Section 47, Offences Against The Person Act 1861

Making physical contact with someone causing minor injury

£25,000 fine and 15 months (minutes) in prison


Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)

Section 18, Offences Against the Person Act 1861

Making physical contact with someone causing injury whilst using a weapon or any instrument

£40,000 fine and 20 months (minutes) in prison


Conspiracy to commit Murder

Section 4, Offences Against the Person Act 1861

Being involved in the murder or attempted murder of another person, or encouraging/persuading someone to murder or attempt to murder someone

£50,000 fine and 15 months (minutes) in prison


Manslaughter

Common Law

Killing someone without meaning to kill them

£70,000 fine and 30 months (minutes) in prison


Murder

Common Law

Killing someone with intent

£100,000 fine and 30 months (minutes) in prison


Assault Police

Section 1, Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018

Assaulting an emergency worker whilst they are carrying out their lawful duties

£50,000 fine and 20 months (minutes) in prison

Theft Offences

Theft

Section 1, Theft Act 1968

Taking someone else's property without their consent with the intention of keeping it

£20,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Burglary

Section 9, Theft Act 1968

Stealing something, damaging something or causing injury to someone whilst a trespasser in someone's house

£30,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Aggravated Burglary

Section 10, Theft Act 1968

Using a weapon to steal something, damage something or cause injury to someone whilst a trespasser in someone's house

£50,000 fine and 15 months (minutes) in prison


Theft of a vehicle

Section 12, Theft Act 1968

Taking someone else's vehicle without their consent with the intention of keeping it

£50,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Theft of an emergency vehicle

Section 12, Theft Act 1968

Taking an emergency vehicle without the emergency worker's consent with the intention of keeping it

£70,000 fine and 15 months (minutes) in prison


Robbery

Section 8, Theft Act 1968

Using force to take someone else’s property without consent

£90,000 fine and 20 months (minutes) in prison


Firearms and other Weapons Offences

Possession of Firearm

Section 5, Firearms Act 1968

Having a firearm on your person, in your car or your house

£80,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Possession of Offensive Weapon

Section 1, Prevention of Crime Act 1953

In a public place, has an offensive weapon on them or in their car without lawful authority or a reasonable excuse to have it in public

£20,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Possession of a Bladed Article

Section 139, Criminal Justice Act 1988

In a public place, has an item with a blade/sharply pointed edge on their person or in their car

£20,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison

Criminal Damage Offences

Criminal Damage

Section 1, Criminal Damage Act 1971

Intentionally damages or destroys property belonging to someone else without permission or as a result of them being reckless it results in damage being caused

£10,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Damage to Government Property

Section 1, Criminal Damage Act 1971

Intentionally damages or destroys government owned property without permission or as a result of them being reckless it results in damage being caused

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison

Road Traffic Offences

Death by Dangerous Driving

Section 1, Road Traffic Act 1988

A person dies as a result of someone driving dangerously

£80,000 fine and 20 months (minutes) in prison


Careless Driving

Section 3, Road Traffic Act 1988

When the standard of driving is only slightly below whats expected of a normal driver on the roads in the UK

£10,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Drug Driving

Section 5a, Road Traffic Act 1988

Driving on a road or public place whilst over the specified limit for a controlled drug

£30,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Not wearing a helmet on a motorbike

Section 16, Road Traffic Act 1988

Riding a motorbike on a road or public place without a protective helmet

£5,000 fine


Speeding

Section 89, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Exceeding the speed limit by 5mph+ or more

£5,000 fine for 5-10mph over the limit, £10,000 for 10-20mph over, £20,000 fine for 20mph over


Illegal Parking

Section 22, Road Traffic Act 1988

Leaving a vehicle unattended in a dangerous position

£5,000 fine


Drink Driving

Section 5, Road Traffic Act 1988

Driving on a road or public place whilst over the prescribed limit for alcohol

£30,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Dangerous Driving

Section 2, Road Traffic Act 1988

When the standard of driving falls far below whats expected of a normal driver on the roads in the UK

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Failing to stop for Police

Section 163(3), Road Traffic Act 1988

Failing to stop a vehicle when required to do so by a police officer

£20,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Vehicle Interference

Section 9, Criminal Attempts Act 1981

Touching or interfering with a vehicle with the intent to steal the vehicle or something in it

£10,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Road Racing

Section 12, Road Traffic Act 1988

When two or more motor vehicles take part in a race on a road or public place

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Failure to comply with a traffic sign/light

Section 36, Road Traffic Act 1988

Failing to comply or ignoring a road traffic sign or traffic light

£10,000 fine

Drugs Offences

Possession of a Class B Drug

Section 5, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Having a class B drug (weed) on your person or in your car

£10,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Possession of a Class A Drug

Section 5, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Having a class A drug (cocaine/heroin) on your person or in your car

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Concerned in the supply of an illegal drug

Section 4, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Offering to supply an illegal drug or being involved in the supply of an illegal drug

£10,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Possession with intent to supply a Class B Drug

Section 5, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Having a class B drug (weed) on your person or in your car with the intent to sell the drug to someone else

£30,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Possession with intent to supply a Class A Drug

Section 5, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Having a class A drug (cocaine/heroin) on your person or in your car with the intent to sell the drug to someone else

£35,000 fine and 15 months (minutes) in prison

Sexual Offences

Sexual Assault

Section 3, Sexual Offences Act 2003

Touching someone without consent in such a way that person being touched perceives it to be sexual

£30,000 fine and 15 months (minutes) in prison


Rape

CALL ADMIN


Indecent Exposure

Section 66, Sexual Offences Act 2003

When a person intentionally exposes their genitals and intends for someone else to see them and be alarmed or distressed by that

£10,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Solicitation

Section 1, Street Offences Act 1959

Offering sexual services in a public place in exchange for money

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison

Fraud Offences

Fraud by False Representation

Section 2, Fraud Act 2006

Makes a gain for himself or causes a loss to another person by lying, it doesn't have to be financial

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Possession of articles related to Fraud

Section 6, Fraud Act 2006

Being in possession, or have control, of any items that is used in fraud

£10,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison

Miscellaneous Offences

Causing Harassment, Alarm or Distress

Section 5, Public Order Act 1986

Using threatening or abusive language within the hearing of a person likely to harassed, alarmed or distressed by it

£15,000 fine


Harassment

Section 1, Protection from Harassment Act 1997

Behaving in a certain way or doing certain things towards someone else on two or more occasions causing them to feel harassed

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


False imprisonment

Common Law

Holding someone against their will in a public or private place

£40,000 fine and 15 months (minutes) in prison


Kidnapping

Common Law

Taking someone or carrying them away by force or fraud against their will

£50,000 fine and 20 months (minutes) in prison


Escaping lawful custody

Common Law

Whilst under arrest, escapes from custody

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Impersonation of a Police Officer

Section 90, Police Act 1996

When someone pretends to be a police officer or a member of a police force with the intent to trick another person

£15,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Wasting Police Time

Section 5, Criminal Law Act 1967

Knowingly making a false report to police

£10,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Aggravated Trespassing

Section 69, Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

Failing to leave land after being asked to leave

£10,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Failure to provide Identification

Section 50, Police Reform Act 2002

Failing to provide name and address to a police constable after engaging in anti-social behaviour

£5,000 fine


Intentionally causing Harassment, Alarm or Distress

Section 4a, Public Order Act 1986

Directing threatening or abusive language towards a specific person

£15,000 fine and 5 months (minutes) in prison


Bribery

Section 1, Bribery Act 2010

Offering a financial reward or other reward to another person to try and gain an advantage for themselves

£20,000 fine and 10 months (minutes) in prison


Terrorism

CALL ADMIN


Prison break

Common Law

Whilst in Her Majesty's Pleasure whilst serving a prison sentence, escaped prison

£100,000 fine and 20 months (minutes) in prison


Gang Affiliation

Section 45, Serious Crime Act 2015

When someone takes part in criminal activities whilst part of a gang, also being part of a known gang makes them guilty by association for the crimes committed by said gang

£70,000 fine and 15 months (minutes) in prison


Impeding an Active Police Investigation

Section 89, Police Act 1996

When someone purposely obstructs a police officer or tries to interfere with a police investigation

£10,000 fine


Drunk and Disorderly

Section 91, Criminal Justice Act 1967

Whilst in a public place, was drunk and was acting in a disorderly manner

£10,000 fine


Failure to pay a fine

Section 38a, Criminal Law Act 1977

When someone is unable to pay a state issued fine

5 months (minutes) for every £5,000 they cannot afford.


Search and General Police Powers

Searching for stolen or prohibited articles before arrest?

Section 1, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984


Searching a person after arrest?

Section 32, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

You cannot use this power to search someone in a police station.

You can also use this power to search a vehicle or house if the person was arrested immediately after leaving the vehicle or house


Searching a house after arresting someone?

Section 18, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

You are able to search someone's house or vehicle for items relating to the offence you have arrested them for


Power to seize items?

Section 19, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984


Power to keep seized items?

Section 22, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984


Searching for drugs?

Section 23, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

You can search a vehicle under this power as well


Need to enter a house?

Section 17, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

You can only enter to; carry out an arrest warrant, recapture an escapee or someone you are chasing who is unlawfully at large or to save life and limb


Searching for firearms?

Section 47, Firearms Act 1968


Power to stop vehicles on the road?

Section 163, Road Traffic Act 1988


Power to make someone produce their driving licence?

Section 164, Road Traffic Act 1988


Power to obtain details of the person driving?

Section 165, Road Traffic Act 1988

THANK YOU FOR READING, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING ABOVE OR NEED ANY CLARIFICATION, FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME!

-ENCHANTT-