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Community service orders

8 Community service orders

(1) Instead of imposing a sentence of imprisonment on an offender, a court may make a community service order directing the offender to perform community service work for a specified number of hours.
(2) The number of hours specified in a community service order in relation to an offence must not exceed 500, or the number of hours prescribed by the regulations in respect of the class of offences to which the offence belongs, whichever is the lesser.
(3) This section does not apply to an offender to whom the Children (Community Service Orders) Act 1987 applies.
(4) This section is subject to the provisions of Part 7.

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