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(1)Subsection (2) applies where—
(a)a person who holds a premises licence is charged with a relevant offence, or
(b)a person charged with a relevant offence is granted a premises licence after the person’s first appearance in court in connection with the offence but before—
(i)conviction and sentencing for the offence or acquittal, or
(ii)where an appeal is brought against conviction, sentence or acquittal, the disposal of the appeal.
(2)The person must, not later than the person’s first appearance or, as the case may be, next appearance in court in connection with the offence—
(a)produce to the court the premises licence, or
(b)if that is not practicable, notify the court of—
(i)the existence of the premises licence,
(ii)the identity of the Licensing Board which issued it, and
(iii)the reasons why it is not practicable to produce the licence.
(3)A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with subsection (2) commits an offence.
(4)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (3) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.
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