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289 Summary powers of sheriff.S

The sheriff shall, without prejudice to any other or wider powers conferred by statute, have power on convicting any person of a common law offence—

(a)to impose a fine not exceeding [F1the prescribed sum (within the meaning of section 289B below];

(b)to ordain the accused to find caution for good behaviour for any period not exceeding 12 months and to an amount not exceeding [F2the prescribed sum (within the meaning of section 289B below)], such caution being either in lieu of or in addition to a fine or in addition to imprisonment as hereafter in this section mentioned;

(c)failing payment of such fine, or on failure to find such caution, to award imprisonment in accordance with section 407 of this Act;

(d)to award imprisonment, for any period not exceeding three months.

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