14. Formal Cautions
9.1 In cases where a prosecution is not considered to be the most appropriate course of action, the issue of a formal caution will be considered as an alternative, depending on the circumstances.
9.2 A formal caution is the written acceptance by an offender that they have committed an offence and may only be used where a prosecution could properly have been brought. It will be brought to the Court's attention if the offender is convicted of a subsequent offence.
9.3 As with a prosecution, additional enforcement mechanisms may also be used in conjunction with a formal caution.