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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007

Effect of sentences framed to take effect consecutively

116.The provisions in paragraphs 3 and 4 deal with the situations where consecutive sentences are intended to intertwine rather than run purely consecutively. There are two circumstances where this might happen. The table below sets out how this schedule deals with the various permutations of sentences running consecutively.

Previous Sentence (PS)Further Sentence (FS)Order to be servedRelevant provisions of schedule
Custody-onlyCustody-onlyCustody-only PS – Custody-only FSPara 1
Custody-onlyCustody and communityCustody-only PS – Custody part of FS – Community part of FSPara 1
Custody-onlyLife

Custody-only PS – Punishment Part of FS –

Life licence

Para 1
Custody and communityCustody-onlyCustody part of PS – Custody-only FS – Community part of PSParas 1 and 3
Custody and communityCustody and community

Custody part of PS – Custody part of FS – Community part of PS –

Community part of FS

Paras 1 and 4
Custody and communityLife

Custody Part of PS – Punishment Part of FS –

Life licence

Para 1
LifeCustody-only

Punishment part of PS – Custody-only FS –

Life licence

Para 1 (the multiple sentence provisions make it clear when the life licence is due to begin)
LifeCustody and communityPunishment part of PS – Custody Part of FS – Life licencePara 1
LifeLife

Punishment part of PS – Punishment Part of FS –

Life licence

Para 1

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