(1) A court may, on the application of a person who wishes to apply for a compensation order, extend the time within which an application for a compensation order may be made if it is of the opinion that it is in the interests of justice to do so.
(2) A court may extend time under subsection (1) before or after the time expires and whether or not an application for an extension is made before the time expires.
(3) A court must not extend time under subsection (1) without giving the offender a reasonable opportunity to be heard on the matter.
inserted by No. 54/2000 s. 21.