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(1)A person who fails to comply with an order under section 5(2)(a) or 9(5) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
(2)Subsection (3) applies where a person has been disqualified by virtue of—
(a)section 5(2)(a), or
from owning or keeping a dog and at least one year has elapsed since the disqualification was imposed.
(3)The person may, in such manner as may be prescribed by rules of court, apply to the court which imposed the disqualification for the disqualification to be discharged.
(4)If, on such an application by a person disqualified by virtue of section 5(2)(a), the court which imposed the disqualification declines to discharge it, the disqualified person may appeal to the High Court.
(5)If, on such an application by a person disqualified by virtue of section 9(5), the court which imposed the disqualification declines to discharge it, the disqualified person may appeal to the sheriff principal.
(6)The decision of the sheriff principal on an appeal under subsection (5) is final.
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