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The Director's Guidance On Youth Conditional Cautions

Annex B: Financial penalty conditions banding

Maximum amount that may be specified where the offender is aged 14 or over but under 18

  • Any summary offence: £30
  • Any offence triable either way: £50
  • Any offence triable only on indictment: £75

Mitigated amount where the offender is aged 14 or over but under 18

  • Any summary offence: Between £5 and £20
  • Any offence triable either way: Between £5 and £30
  • Any offence triable only on indictment: Between £30 and £50

Maximum amount that may be specified where the offender is aged 10 or over but under 14

  • Any summary offence: £15
  • Any offence triable either way: £25
  • Any offence triable only on indictment: £35

Mitigated amount where the offender is aged 10 or over but under 14

  • Any summary offence: Between £5 and £10
  • Any offence triable either way: Between £5 and £15
  • Any offence triable only on indictment: Between £15 and £20

NOTE: A financial penalty condition may not be imposed for loitering or soliciting for the purposes of prostitution, possession of any class of drug or an offence under the Road Traffic Act or Road Traffic Offenders Act 1998.

Compensation for personal injuries

Graze

  • Description: Depending on size
  • Award: Up to £75

Bruise

  • Description: Depending on size
  • Award: Up to £100

Black eye

  • Award: Up to £125

Minor cut - no permanent scar

  • Description: Depending on size and whether stitched
  • Award: £100 to £200

Sprain

  • Description: Depending on loss of mobility
  • Award: £100 to £200

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