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SENTENCING ACT 1991 - SECT 7

Sentences

S. 7(1) amended by No. 45/2012 s. 6.

    (1)     If a court finds a person guilty of an offence, it may, subject to any specific provision relating to the offence and subject to this Act—

        (a)     record a conviction and order that the offender serve a term of imprisonment; or

S. 7(1)(ab) inserted by No. 48/1997 s. 8(2)(a), repealed by No. 65/2011 s. 5(1).

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S. 7(1)(aab) inserted by No. 69/1997 s. 5, amended by Nos 69/2005 s. 3(1)(b), 26/2014 s. 430.

        (aab)     subject to Part 5, record a conviction and order that the offender be detained and treated in a designated mental health service as a security patient (Court Secure Treatment Order); or

S. 7(1)(ac) inserted by No. 2/2002 s. 4(6).

        (ac)     record a conviction and make a drug treatment order in respect of the offender; or

S. 7(1)(b) repealed by No. 65/2011 s. 5(2).

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S. 7(1)(ba) inserted by No. 30/2010 s. 4, repealed by No. 48/2011 s. 13.

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S. 7(1)(c) amended by No. 32/2013 s. 3, repealed by No. 32/2013 s. 9.

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S. 7(1)(d) amended by Nos 48/1997 s. 8(2)(b)(i)(ii), 48/2006 s. 42(Sch. item 32.3).

        (d)     in the case of a young offender, record a conviction and order that the young offender be detained in a youth justice centre; or

S. 7(1)(da) inserted by No. 48/1997 s. 8(2)(c).

        (da)     in the case of a young offender, record a conviction and order that the young offender be detained in a youth residential centre; or

S. 7(1)(e) amended by No. 65/2011 s. 5(3).

        (e)     with or without recording a conviction, make a community correction order in respect of the offender; or

        (f)     with or without recording a conviction, order the offender to pay a fine; or

        (g)     record a conviction and order the release of the offender on the adjournment of the hearing on conditions; or

        (h)     record a conviction and order the discharge of the offender; or

              (i)     without recording a conviction, order the release of the offender on the adjournment of the hearing on conditions; or

        (j)     without recording a conviction, order the dismissal of the charge for the offence; or

        (k)     impose any other sentence or make any order that is authorised by this or any other Act.

S. 7(2) inserted by No. 19/1999 s. 4, amended by No. 72/2004 s. 38, substituted by No. 65/2011 s. 5(4).

    (2)     If the Magistrates' Court or County Court finds a person guilty of an offence, it may defer sentencing the person in accordance with section 83A.



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