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INFRINGEMENTS ACT 2006 - SECT 16

Person may elect to have matter heard in Court or Children's Court

S. 16(1) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 11(2)(a).

    (1)     A person served with an infringement notice may elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Court

        (a)     in the case of a lodgeable infringement offence, at any time before an enforcement order is made;

        (b)     in the case of any other infringement offence, at any time before the expiry of the period for bringing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.

    (2)     This section does not apply to infringement offences to which the following provisions apply—

S. 16(2)(a) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 11(2)(b).

        (a)     sections 89A to 89D of the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

S. 16(2)(b) amended by No. 6/2010 s. 203(1)
(Sch. 6 item 26.2) (as amended by No. 45/2010 s. 22), substituted by No. 29/2016 s. 96.

        (b)     section 95 of the Transport (Safety Schemes Compliance and Enforcement) Act 2014 ;

S. 16(2)(c) amended by No. 65/2010 s. 420(Sch. 3 item 8).

        (c)     sections 61A and 61BA of the Marine (Drug, Alcohol and Pollution Control) Act 1988 .

S. 16(3) inserted by No. 32/2006 s. 11(3).

    (3)     Despite subsection (1), if a person served with an infringement notice is a child, that person may elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Children's Court

S. 16(3)(a) amended by No. 48/2006 ss 40(2), 42(Sch. item 18.3).

        (a)     in the case of an infringement offence for which an infringement penalty may be registered under clause 4 of Schedule 3 to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 , at any time before an enforcement order under that Schedule is made;

        (b)     in the case of any other infringement offence, at any time before the expiry of the period for bringing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.

S. 17 (Heading) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 12(1).



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