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Good behaviour—maximum amount of security

    (1)     The maximum amount of security that may be required to be given by an offender or a surety under a good behaviour order is—

        (a)     if the offence is punishable by a fine—the maximum fine that may be imposed for the offence; or

        (b)     if the offence is not punishable by a fine—

              (i)     for the Supreme Court—$10 000; or

              (ii)     for the Magistrates Court—$2 000.

    (2)     However, a good behaviour order made by the Magistrates Court must not include a condition that the offender or a surety give security unless—

        (a)     the offence is punishable by imprisonment for longer than 6 months; or

        (b)     a suspended sentence order has been made for the offence.

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