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Criminal Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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7Powers of dealing with offenders.N.I.

(1)Where a person is convicted on indictment of an offence under any enactment and is for that offence liable to be sentenced to imprisonment, but the sentence is not by any enactment either limited to a specified term or expressed to extend to imprisonment for life, the person so convicted shall be liable to imprisonment for not more than two years.

Subs. (2) rep. by 1983 NI 13

(3)Where a person is convicted on indictment of any offence other than an offence for which the court is required by law to sentence the offender to death or imprisonment for life or to detention during the pleasure of the Governor of Northern Ireland, the court, if not precluded from sentencing the offender by its exercise of some other power (such as the power to make a probation order), may impose a fine in lieu of or in addition to dealing with him in any other way in which the court has power to deal with him, subject however to any enactment limiting the amount of the fine that may be imposed or requiring the court to sentence the offender to imprisonment or otherwise to deal with him in a particular way (as opposed merely to authorising the court so to sentence or deal with him).

Subs. (4) rep. by 1984 NI 3

(5)Notwithstanding anything in any enactment whereby power is conferred on a court, on a person's conviction of an offence, to bind him over to keep the peace or be of good behaviour or to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, that power may be exercised without sentencing the person convicted to a fine or to imprisonment.

Subs. (6) rep. by 1996 NI 24

(7)There is hereby abolished so much of the punishment for any offence as consists in any general forfeiture of lands or of goods and chattels or in being placed outside Her Majesty's protection or otherwise incapacitated to sue or be sued.

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