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Victim may make victim impact statement

    (1)     If a court finds a person guilty of an offence, a victim of the offence may make a statement to the court for the purpose of assisting the court in determining sentence.

    (2)     A victim impact statement may be made—

        (a)     in writing by statutory declaration; or

S. 8K(2)(b) amended by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 115.1).

        (b)     in writing by statutory declaration and orally by sworn or affirmed evidence.

    (3)     A victim impact statement may be made by another person on behalf of a victim

        (a)     who is under the age of 18 years; or

        (b)     who the court is satisfied is incapable of making the statement because of mental illness or for any other reason; or

        (c)     that is not an individual.

S. 8L inserted by No. 65/2011 s. 7.

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