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PART XIU.K. Sentencing


215 Application for further time to pay fine.S

(1)An application by an offender for further time in which to pay a fine imposed on him by a court, or of instalments thereof, shall be made, subject to subsection (2) below, to that court.

(2)Where a transfer of fine order has been made under section 222 of this Act, section 90 of the M1Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 or Article 95 of the M2Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, an application under subsection (1) above shall be made to the court specified in the transfer order, or to the court specified in the last transfer order where there is more than one transfer.

(3)A court to which an application is made under this section shall allow further time for payment of the fine or of instalments thereof, unless it is satisfied that the failure of the offender to make payment has been wilful or that the offender has no reasonable prospect of being able to pay if further time is allowed.

(4)An application made under this section may be made orally or in writing.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 215 applied (with modifications) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 43, ss. 14(2)(b), 50(2)

Marginal Citations