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SENTENCING ACT 1991 - SECT 69H

Other orders of court

S. 69H(1) amended by No. 47/2014 s. 311.

    (1)     The court hearing a matter under section 69E or 69FA may make an order under subsection (2) if an order is not made under section 69G.

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

        (a)     with the consent of the offender, make an order requiring the offender to perform unpaid community work, as directed by the Secretary, for the community corrections centre specified in the order, for a number of hours fixed in accordance with section 69O; or

        (b)     order that the offender be imprisoned for a term fixed in accordance with section 69N; or

        (c)     order that the amount of the fine then unpaid be levied under a warrant to seize property; or

S. 69H(2)(ca) inserted by No. 59/2017 s. 130.

        (ca)     order that the amount of the fine then unpaid be paid by instalments; or

S. 69H(2)(cb) inserted by No. 59/2017 s. 130.

        (cb)     order that the offender be allowed time to pay the amount of the fine then unpaid; or

        (d)     vary the order that the fine be paid by instalments or that the offender be allowed time to pay, if that was the sentence; or

        (e)     adjourn the hearing or further hearing of the matter for up to 6 months on any terms that it thinks fit.

    (3)     A court must not make an order under subsection (2)(b) if the offender satisfies the court that he or she did not have the capacity to pay the fine or the instalment or had another reasonable excuse for the non-payment.

    (4)     A court must not make an order under subsection (2)(b) unless it is satisfied that no other order under that subsection is appropriate in all the circumstances of the case.

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



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