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Costs of prosecution in certain cases

660 Costs of prosecution in certain cases

(1) When a person is convicted on indictment of any indictable offence relating to the person of any person, the court, on the application of the person aggrieved by the offence, may, in addition to any sentence which is passed upon the offender, adjudge the offender to pay to the person aggrieved the person’s costs of prosecution, together with a sum by way of compensation for any loss of time suffered by the person by reason of the offence of which the offender is convicted.
(2) An order for the payment of such costs, or of any sum so awarded by way of compensation, may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment of the court given in an action.
(3) If any money was found on the person of the offender on the offender’s arrest, the court may order it to be applied towards the payment of any money so ordered to be paid by the offender.
(4) When an order is made under the provisions of this section for the payment of money by way of compensation to an aggrieved person, the offender is not liable to any civil proceedings for the same cause at the suit of that person.

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