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SENTENCING ACT 1991 - SECT 83AM

Process where offender before higher court, orders of Magistrates' Court

S. 83AM(1) amended by No. 32/2013 ss 20(1), 49(2).

    (1)     If in a proceeding before the Supreme Court or the County Court (the "relevant sentencing court")—

        (a)     an offender is before the relevant sentencing court and is convicted or found guilty of the offence that is the subject of the proceeding; and

S. 83AM(1)(b) amended by No. 32/2013 ss 20(1), 49(2).

        (b)     the conviction or finding of guilt constitutes a contravention of an order (the original order ) under this Act applying to the offender, in respect of which a charge-sheet may be filed for an offence under section 83AC, 83AD, 83ADA or 83ADB; and

        (c)     the original order was made by the Magistrates' Court—

despite anything to the contrary in this Division, the relevant sentencing court may proceed to hear and determine the proceeding for the offence under section 83AC, 83AD, 83ADA or 83ADB as if it were an unrelated summary offence within the meaning of section 243 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 .

S. 83AM(2) amended by No. 32/2013 ss 20(2), 49(2).

    (2)     Section 243 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 applies to the proceeding for the offence under section 83AC, 83AD, 83ADA or 83ADB—

        (a)     subject to any modifications as set out in the rules of the relevant sentencing court; and

        (b)     with any other necessary modifications.

S. 83AN–83AQ inserted by No. 65/2011 s. 43, repealed by No. 26/2012 s. 62.

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S. 83AR inserted by No. 65/2011 s. 43, amended by 26/2012 s. 63, repealed by No. 32/2013 s. 21.

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S. 83AS inserted by No. 65/2011 s. 43.



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