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SENTENCING ACT 1991 - SECT 69G

Order of court if material change in circumstances of offender

S. 69G(1) amended by No. 47/2014 s. 310.

    (1)     The court hearing a matter under section 69E or 69FA may make an order under subsection (2) if it is satisfied—

        (a)     that the circumstances of the offender have materially altered since the order imposing the fine was made and as a result the offender is unable to comply with the order; or

        (b)     that the circumstances of the offender were wrongly stated or were not accurately presented to the court before the order imposing the fine was made.

    (2)     The court may do one or more of the following—

        (a)     discharge the outstanding fine or fines in full; or

S. 69G(2)(b) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 129.

        (b)     discharge in part the outstanding fine or fines; or

S. 69G(2)(c) amended by No. 59/2017 s. 129.

        (c)     discharge in part the outstanding fine or fines and order that the offender be imprisoned for a period of one day in respect of each penalty unit, or part of a penalty unit, to which the remaining undischarged amount of the outstanding fine or fines is an equivalent amount; or

        (d)     adjourn the further hearing of the matter for a period of up to 6 months.

    (3)     If the court has made an order under subsection (2)(b) or (c), the court may make an order that the outstanding fines be paid by instalments or an order that the offender be allowed time to pay the outstanding fines.

S. 69H inserted by No. 32/2013 s. 47 (as amended by No. 77/2013 ss 45, 48).



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