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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 53: Extension of maximum period of deferment of sentence

This section increases the maximum period for which sentencing for an offence may be deferred from six months to twelve months. An exception is where an interim driving disqualification is also being imposed in which case the maximum remains at six months.

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