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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 660
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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