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Custodial sentence must be imposed for causing serious injury in circumstances of gross violence

    (1)     In sentencing an offender for an offence against section 15A or 15B of the Crimes Act 1958 (whether on appeal or otherwise), a court must impose a term of imprisonment and fix under section 11 a non-parole period of not less than 4 years unless the court finds under section 10A that a special reason exists.


Section 11(3) requires that a non-parole period must be at least 6 months less than the term of the sentence.

    (2)     Subsection (1) does not apply to—

S. 10(2)(aa) inserted by No. 69/2014 s. 3.

        (aa)     an offender to the sentencing of whom section 10AA(1) applies; or

S. 10(2)(a) substituted by No. 63/2014 s. 7(18).

        (a)     a person who is involved in the commission of the offence within the meaning of section 323(1)(a) or (b) of the Crimes Act 1958 ; or

Note to s. 10(2)(a) repealed by No. 63/2014 s. 7(19).

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        (b)     a person who is under the age of 18 years at the time of the commission of the offence.

S. 10AA (Heading) amended by No. 28/2016 s. 3(1), substituted by Nos 43/2017 s. 46(5), 48/2018 s. 78(1).

S. 10AA inserted by No. 69/2014 s. 4 (as amended by No. 79/2014 s. 67).

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