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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

Section 54: Breach of community orders: failure to answer summons

127.Section 54 provides the Crown Court with new powers to issue a summons or warrant in respect of an offender who fails to appear at the Crown Court to answer a summons issued by a justice in respect of an alleged breach of a community order. The Section inserts two new sub-paragraphs into paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000. New sub-paragraph (3) provides a power to issue a summons and new sub-paragraph (4) the power to issue a warrant.

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