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Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Powers of Courts to Deal with Offenders

    1. Preliminary

      1. 1.Deferment of sentence

    2. Probation and discharge

      1. 2.Probation

      2. 3.Probation orders requiring treatment for mental condition

      3. 4.Probation orders requiring attendance at day training centre

      4. 5.Discharge and amendment of probation orders

      5. 6.Breach of requirement of probation order

      6. 7.Absolute and conditional discharge

      7. 8.Commission of further offence by probationer or person conditionally discharged

      8. 9.Breach of conditional discharge by young offenders

      9. 10.Probation orders relating to persons residing in Scotland

      10. 11.Substitution of conditional discharge for probation

      11. 12.Supplementary provision as to probation and discharge

      12. 13.Effects of probation and discharge

    3. Community service orders

      1. 14.Community service orders in respect of convicted persons

      2. 15.Obligations of person subject to community service order

      3. 16.Breach of requirements of community service order

      4. 17.Amendment and revocation of community service orders, and substitution of other sentences

    4. Imprisonment, Borstal training and detention: general provisions

      1. 18.General power of Crown Court to impose sentence of imprisonment on conviction on indictment

      2. 19.Restriction on imposing imprisonment on young offenders

      3. 20.Restriction on imposing sentences of imprisonment on persons who have not previously served prison sentences

      4. 21.Restriction on imposing sentences of imprisonment, Borstal training or detention on persons not legally represented

    5. Suspended sentences of imprisonment

      1. 22.Suspended sentences of imprisonment

      2. 23.Power of court on conviction of further offence to deal with suspended sentence

      3. 24.Court by which suspended sentence may be dealt with

      4. 25.Procedure where court convicting of further offence does not deal with suspended sentence

      5. 26.Suspended sentence supervision orders

      6. 27.Breach of requirement of suspended sentence supervision order

    6. Powers relating to persistent offenders

      1. 28.Punishment of persistent offenders

      2. 29.Supplementary provisions as to persistent offenders

    7. Crown Court fines, etc

      1. 30.General power of Crown Court to fine offender convicted on indictment

      2. 31.Powers, etc., of Crown Court in relation to fines and forfeited recognizances

      3. 32.Enforcement, etc., of fines imposed and recognizances forfeited by Crown Court

      4. 33.Transfer to Scotland of fines imposed and recognizances forfeited by Crown Court

      5. 34.Power of Crown Court to allow time for payment, or payment by instalments, of costs and compensation

    8. Compensation orders

      1. 35.Compensation orders against convicted persons

      2. 36.Appeals in the case of compensation orders

      3. 37.Review of compensation orders

      4. 38.Effect of compensation order on subsequent award of damages in civil proceedings

    9. Criminal bankruptcy orders

      1. 39.Criminal bankruptcy orders against convicted persons

      2. 40.Appeals in the case of criminal bankruptcy orders

      3. 41.The Official Petitioner

    10. Miscellaneous powers

      1. 42.Power of Crown Court on committal for sentence

      2. 43.Power to deprive offender of property used, or intended for use, for purposes of crime

      3. 44.Driving disqualification where vehicle used for purposes of crime

    11. Supplemental

      1. 45.Social inquiry report before sentence

      2. 46.Reports of probation officers

  3. Part II Administrative and Supplemental Provisions

    1. Rehabilitation of offenders and arrangements for persons on bail

      1. 47.The probation and after-care service and its functions

      2. 48.Power of Secretary of State to regulate community service work and training at day training centres

      3. 49.Power of Secretary of State to approve bail hostels and probation hostels and homes

      4. 50.Inspection of approved bail hostels and of non-approved institutions for residence of probationers

    2. Expenses and grants

      1. 51.Expenses and grants payable out of moneys provided by Parliament

    3. Miscellaneous and supplemental

      1. 52.Evidence with respect to offences punishable in Scotland

      2. 53.Execution of process between England and Wales and Scotland

      3. 54.Rules and orders

      4. 55.Transitional provisions

      5. 56.Consequential amendments and repeals

      6. 57.Interpretation

      7. 58.Application to Scotland

      8. 59.Northern Ireland

      9. 60.Short title and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Discharge and amendment of probation orders

    2. Schedule 2

      Criminal bankruptcy orders

    3. Schedule 3

      The probation and after-care service and its functions

    4. Schedule 4

      Transitional provisions

    5. Schedule 5

      Consequential amendments

    6. Schedule 6

      Enactments repealed

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