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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 26)

2.  In Article 53 (fixing of sum adjudged to be paid by a conviction with regards to means of offender)—

(a)for the words from the beginning to “conviction” substitute—

(1) A magistrates' court, in fixing the amount of a sum adjudged to be paid by a conviction (other than a fine which falls to be fixed under Article 29 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996);

(b)at the end insert—

(2) Paragraph (1) applies whether taking into consideration the means of the offender has the effect of increasing or reducing the amount of the sum..

3.  In Article 120 (maximum fine for refusal to give evidence) at the end insert—

(3) An order under paragraph (1) for the payment of a fine may be enforced as though the fine were a sum adjudged to be paid by a conviction..

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