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SENTENCING ACT 1997

- Act 59 of 1997
- Royal Assent 22 December 1997

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - Preliminary

   1.      1. Short title
   2.      2. Commencement
   3.      3. Purpose of Act
   4.      4. Interpretation
   5.      5. Application of Act
   6.      6. Act is not a code

   PART 2 - General sentencing powers

   7.      7. Sentencing orders
   7A.     7A. Adjournment for deferral of sentencing
   8.      8. Combined sentencing orders
   9.      9. Conviction or non-conviction
   10.     10. Effect of finding of guilt without recording of conviction
   11.     11. Court may impose single, general or mixed sentence
   11A.    11A. Matters to be taken or not taken into account in
           sentencing certain sexual offenders
   11B.    11B. Racial motivation to be taken into account in sentencing
           offenders

   PART 3 - Custodial sentences Division 1 - General

   12.     12. Mitigation of imprisonment
   13.     13. Maximum prison term imposable by court of petty sessions for
           crime triable summarily
   14.     14. Commencement of custodial sentence
   15.     15. Custodial sentence: whether concurrent or cumulative
   16.     16. Time held in custody before trial, &c., to be taken
           into account
   16A.    16A. Mandatory imprisonment for offence causing serious bodily
           harm to police officer

           Division 2 - Parole

   17.     17. Court may bar or limit eligibility for parole
   18.     18. Court to make order on eligibility of life prisoner for
           parole

           Division 3 - Dangerous criminals

   19.     19. Court may declare violent offender to be dangerous criminal
   20.     20. Dangerous criminal may apply for discharge of status
   21.     21. Procedure
   22.     22. Preliminary procedure
   23.     23. Appeals

           Division 4 - Suspended sentences

   24.     24. Suspended sentence to be conditional
   25.     25. Effect of suspended sentence
   26.     26. Variation of order conditionally suspending sentence
   27.     27. Breach of order suspending sentence

   PART 3A - Drug treatment orders

   27A.    27A. Interpretation of Part
   27AB.   27AB. Court constituted by magistrate may refer sentencing to
           other magistrate
   27B.    27B. Court may make drug treatment order
   27C.    27C. Purpose of drug treatment order
   27D.    27D. Drug treatment order assessment report
   27E.    27E. Parts of drug treatment order
   27F.    27F. Custodial part of drug treatment order and its activation
   27G.    27G. Core conditions of drug treatment order
   27H.    27H. Program conditions of drug treatment order
   27I.    27I. Case conferences
   27J.    27J. Variation of drug treatment order on assessment of progress
   27K.    27K. Compliance reward
   27L.    27L. Cancellation reward
   27M.    27M. Contravention of order
   27N.    27N. Imprisonment
   27O.    27O. Commission of certain offences
   27P.    27P. Hearing and determining certain offences
   27Q.    27Q. Cancellation
   27QA.   27QA. Referral of matters to other courts
   27R.    27R. Second anniversary review
   27S.    27S. Motions to review
   27T.    27T. Immunity from prosecution for certain drug offences
   27U.    27U. Information sharing
   27V.    27V. Random drug testing
   27W.    27W. Disclosure of compliance information
   27X.    27X. Court diversion officers and case managers
   27Y.    27Y. 

   PART 4 - Community service orders

   28.     28. Conditions of community service order
   29.     29. Court may consider compliance with previous order
   30.     30. Multiple community service orders
   31.     31. Limitation on number of hours of community service
   32.     32. Attendance at educational program
   33.     33. Community service for benefit of victim of offence
   34.     34. Duration of community service order
   35.     35. Review of community service order
   36.     36. Breach of community service order
   36AA.   36AA. Offences relating to community service orders
   36A.    36A. Offender discharging order is taken to be Crown employee
           for certain purposes

   PART 5 - Probation orders

   37.     37. Conditions of probation order
   38.     38. Multiple probation orders
   39.     39. Limitation on duration of probation order
   40.     40. Commencement of probation order
   41.     41. Review of probation order
   42.     42. Breach of probation order
   42A.    42A. Offence relating to a probation order

   PART 6 - Fines

   42B.    42B. Conviction not required for imposition of penalty
   43.     43. Priority of fine and restitution or compensation order
   44.     44. Period for payment of fine
   45.     45. Enforcement of Supreme Court fine

   PART 6AA - Warrant of commitment for non-payment of monetary
   penalty(Heading renumbered as 6AA by 17 of 1996, Applied 17/10/2010)

   46.     46. Warrant of commitment for non-payment of monetary penalty
   47.     47. Failure of defendant outside jurisdiction to pay monetary
           penalty
   48.     48. Calculation of prison term for default in payment of
           monetary penalty
   49.     49. 
   50.     50. 
   51.     51. Amount in default reduced by imprisonment
   52.     52. Satisfaction of execution by payment
   53.     53. Enforcement of fine by civil process
   54.     54. 

   PART 6A - Rehabilitation programs

   54A.    54A. Contravention of rehabilitation program order

   PART 7 - Driving disqualification orders

   55.     55. Power of court to disqualify driver on conviction for
           certain offences
   56.     56. Court may delay disqualification
   57.     57. Restricted driver licences

   PART 8 - Adjournments, discharges, deferrals and dismissals Division
   2 - Adjournments, discharge or dismissal Division 1 - Deferral of
   sentencing

   57A.    57A. When sentence may be deferred under section 7(eb)
   57B.    57B. Grant of bail and review
   57C.    57C. Alteration of date to which sentencing deferred
   57D.    57D. When order deferring sentence may be revoked
   57E.    57E. Referral of offender to Supreme Court when that court made
           order deferring sentence
   58.     58. Purpose of orders to adjourn, discharge or dismiss
   59.     59. Conditions of undertaking given by released offender
   60.     60. Released offender may be called on to appear
   61.     61. Discharge of order for release on adjournment
   62.     62. Breach of order for release on adjournment
   63.     63. Effect of certain orders
   64.     64. Compensation or restitution

   PART 9 - Orders in addition to sentence Division 1 - Restitution

   65.     65. Restitution order
   66.     66. Enforcement of restitution order

           Division 2 - Compensation

   67.     67. Interpretation of Division
   68.     68. Compensation order
   69.     69. Enforcement of compensation order

           Division 3 - Area restriction

   70.     70. Area restriction order
   71.     71. Breach of area restriction order

   PART 10 - Assessment, Treatment, Supervision and Restriction Orders

   72.     72. Court may make assessment order
   73.     73. What is an assessment order?
   74.     74. Termination of assessment order
   75.     75. Treatment order, supervision order and restriction order
   76.     76. What is a treatment order?
   77.     77. What is a restriction order?
   77A.    77A. What is a supervision order?
   77B.    77B. Principle on which courts are to act
   78.     78. Custody of admitted person
   79.     79. Effect of treatment order
   79A.    79A. Arrest of assessment order detainees who abscond
   79B.    79B. Arrest of detainees who flee the State

   PART 11 - Sentencing procedure Division 1 - Preliminary matters

   80.     80. Parties may address court on sentence
   81.     81. Court may receive information before sentencing
   81A.    81A. Court may receive victim impact statement
   82.     82. Court may order pre-sentence report
   83.     83. Contents of pre-sentence report
   84.     84. Court may order mediation report
   85.     85. Contents of mediation report
   86.     86. Preparation of mediation report
   87.     87. Distribution of pre-sentence and mediation reports
   88.     88. Disputed pre-sentence and mediation reports
   89.     89. Disposal of other pending charges
   89A.    89A. Pre-sentence report includes rehabilitation program assessment

           Division 2 - Sentencing and related matters

   90.     90. Time and place of sentencing
   91.     91. Sentence by another judge or magistrate
   92.     92. Court must explain certain orders
   93.     93. Sentence not invalidated by failure to comply with procedural
           requirements
   94.     94. Correction of sentence
   95.     95. Appeal against sentence imposed on variation or breach

   PART 12 - Miscellaneous

   96.     96. Disqualification of offender holding public office
   97.     97. Saving of royal prerogative of mercy
   98.     98. Penalty for offence may be remitted
   99.     99. Effect of alteration in statutory penalty
   100.    100. Old offence relevant in determining previous conviction
   101.    101. Abolition of common law bonds
   102.    102. Regulations
   103.    103. 
   104.    104. Savings and transitional
   104AA.  104AA. Transitional provision in relation to Sentencing Amendment
           (Fines Without Recording Convictions) Act 2017
   104A.   104A. Validation and saving of certain orders
   105.    105. Penalties Remission Act 1934 repealed
   106.    106. Administration of Act
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2

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