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Imposition of penalties

    (1)     The penalty a court may impose for an offence is the penalty provided under this Act or any other territory law.

    (2)     Chapter 4 (Sentencing procedures generally) applies to the imposition of all penalties imposed by a court, whether under this Act or otherwise.

Note 1     Under this Act, a court has the following sentencing and non-conviction options:

              •     imprisonment served by full-time detention at a correctional centre or detention place (see s 10, ch 5 and s 133H)

              •     imprisonment served by intensive correction (see s 11)

              •     suspension of a sentence of imprisonment (see s 12)

              •     good behaviour order (see s 13 and ch 6)

              •     fine order (see s 14 and s 15)

              •     driver licence disqualification order (see s 16)

              •     non-conviction order (see s 17 and s 18)

              •     reparation order (see s 19, s 20 and ch 7)

              •     non-association order (see pt 3.4)

              •     place restriction order (see pt 3.4)

              •     deferred sentence order (see s 27 and ch 8)

              •     accommodation order (young offenders only) (see pt 8A.3).

Note 2     A court may also impose a combination sentence combining 2 or more of the options listed in note 1 (other than imprisonment served by intensive correction) or otherwise available under a territory law (see pt 3.6).

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