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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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3.—(1) [F1Where under paragraph 2 an offender is brought or appears before a court of summary jurisdiction and it is proved to the satisfaction of the court] that he has failed without reasonable excuse to comply with any of the requirements of the relevant order, the court may deal with him in respect of the failure in any one of the following ways, namely—N.I.

(a)it may impose on him a fine not exceeding £1,000;

(b)subject to paragraph 6(3) to (5), it may make a community service order in respect of him;

(c)where the relevant order is a probation order and the case is one to which[F2 Article 37 of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 applies, it may make an order under that Article] requiring him to attend at an attendance centre; or

(d)F3. . . , it may revoke the order and deal with him, for the offence in respect of which the order was made, in any manner in which it could deal with him if he had just been convicted by the court of the offence.

(2) In dealing with an offender under sub-paragraph (1)(d), a court of summary jurisdiction—

(a)shall take into account the extent to which the offender has complied with the requirements of the relevant order; and,

(b)may assume, in the case of an offender who has wilfully and persistently failed to comply with those requirements, that he has refused to give his consent to a community sentence which has been proposed by the court and requires that consent.

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